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Caregiver Support

Caregiving can be rewarding, challenging, confusing and overwhelming all at the same time. Juggling work, family and personal needs with caregiving responsibilities is often difficult and emotionally draining. LIFE’s Caregiver Support Services offer the resources essential for reducing the exhaustion and stress associated with family caregiving. Personal consultation, information and resources, classes and support groups help make caregiving responsibilities much more manageable.

“I want to take care of my mom in the best way possible because she sacrificed everything for me growing up. She deserves it. LIFE Senior Services gives me caregiving tips and teaches me how to manage the emotional roller coaster that I’m on.”
- Anna, Caregiver for an Adult Day Health Participant


LIFE's Caregiver Support Groups

LIFE's Caregiver Support Groups are back! Join us at one of the groups, located at our Adult Day Health (ADH) locations. Respite is offered to your loved one while you participate in the group. If you would like more information on caregiver support, call LIFE's Caregiver Support Coordinator Gina Lankford at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1182, or Erin Powell, ext. 1169 or Chelsea Edwards, ext. 1121.

ADH North Caregiver Support Group meets the second Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m.
ADH Central Caregiver Support Group meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
ADH BA Caregiver Support Group meets the last Thursday of the month, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

See a full list of upcoming dates, times and locations for LIFE's Caregiver Support groups.

Click here to see Adult Day Health locations.

LIFE Support: Staying Connected and Sharing Our Strengths

We all know that human connection is crucial and we are stronger together. LIFE is starting a new peer-to-peer support group with the goal of increasing social interaction and connection with others in a safe, confidential, supportive and nonjudgmental setting. This group will share useful information, practical tips, and community resources, while learning and practicing coping skills that will assist with problem solving. Learn more here.

Helpful Links and Information

LIFE's SeniorLine - SeniorLine resource counselors can provide you with instant access to hundreds of local programs and services that support daily caregiving responsibilities. Call (918) 664-9000 to speak to a SeniorLine representative now, or fill out LIFE's information request form. 

LIFE EDU
- Community Education - Learn the basics of caregiving, including the care-world vocablary and strategies for support and self care in LIFE's Caregiving 101 seminar. Plus, gain more in-depth knowledge with seminars, such as LIFE's Savvy Caregiver series and more. Click here to see a list of LIFE EDU Community Education classes.
 
LIFE's Adult Day Health - Offers respite care so that family caregivers are able to work, attend to personal matters or enjoy a much needed break without worry knowing that their loved one is safe and having a great day. Take advantage of the hair salon, nail services and assisted showers to further simplify the daily demands of caregiving. Click here to go to LIFE's Adult Day Health.

LIFE PACE - LIFE's Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is an innovative model of care that provides medical, social, nutritional and rehabilitative services to eligible seniors. LIFE PACE makes it possible for those who meet level of care eligibility criteria to live with dignity and pride in their own homes while receiving all the support they need. LIFE PACE includes caregiver training, support groups, respite care and more. Visit the LIFE PACE web site for more information. 

LIFE's Vintage Guide to Housing & Services - Find more than 30 helpful articles, including caregiving tips, long-distance caregiving, caregiving basics, legal matters, Medicare information, useful checklists and more. Plus a comprehensive directory of nearly 300 housing options categorized by level-of-care and more than 180 healthcare, hospice and specialty services. Click here to view the digital edition.