The Area Agency on Aging sponsors services to support caregivers of frail older adults who need services to maintain independent living.
"There are only four kinds of people in this world. Those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers." Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady.
- Caregiver Assessment –a free in-home meeting to review the caregiving situation, determine needs, support the caregiving role and develop a plan of services.
- Caregiver Counseling – identification of caregiving concerns and approaches to resolving those concerns.
- In-Home services - such as attendant care or bath aide, housekeeping and chore service, or weekly medication management for the older adult who is the focus of caregiving.
- Respite Care – temporary relief of caregiving responsibilities for primary caregivers...usually for four hours once a week.
Some Family Caregiver Support Initiative services are provided free-of-charge. Other direct services are available on a sliding scale or donation basis.
The Caregiver Assistance News
Request your free monthly newsletter for caregivers. 913-715-8860
Trualta E-Learning and Print Resources for Caregivers
In 2021, the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging is offering a personalized innovative eLearning program for family caregivers of loved ones with dementia – part of a national program created by Trualta. They offer skill-based training delivered through an online learning system built specifically for the family caregiver audience. Caregivers can also receive printed booklets to accompany the online information.
- Personal care (e.g., tips for showering, toileting)
- Dementia care (managing difficult situations like wandering, agitation, apathy)
- Safety and injury prevention (identifying fall risks, safely moving and transferring)
- Caregiver wellness (e.g., balancing work and caregiving)
- Insights from dementia expert Teepa Snow
To participate call 913-715-8861.
Caregiver Booklets and Brochures
Request materials... 913-715-8861
- Caring for an Older Adult
- Caring for a Person with Memory Loss
- Successful Respite Solutions
- Getting Friends and Family Members to Help
- 50 Ways to Support a Caregiver
- Balancing Caregiving Family and Work
- Creating a Safe Environment
- Long Distance Caregiving
- Making Communication Easier
Healthy Aging Brochures:
- Healthy Aging
- Healthy Eating and Older Adults
- Improving Balance and Strength
- Maximizing Memory
- Physical Activity and Older Adults
- Preventing Falls