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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


Caregiver Celebration Reception

Thursday, Feb. 13, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Legacy Plaza, 5330 E. 31st St.

All family caregivers are invited to join us for a fun and relaxing evening. You'll be treated to delicious hors d'oeuvres, mocktails and more. Enjoy some downtime by taking advantage of LIFE's free respite services during the event. Reservations for the celebration reception are requested and a 24-hour notice is needed for LIFE's respite services by calling LIFE's Central Adult Day Health at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1171.

LIFE's Caregiver Support Groups

LIFE's caregiver support groups offer the opportunity to come together and talk with others who are experiencing the rewards and challenges of being a caregiver. Call the location of your choice to RSVP. Ask about free respite.

North Tulsa Caregiver Support Group
LIFE's Adult Day Health Center & LIFE PACE
902 East Pine Street, Tulsa
(918) 664-9000, ext. 1328
Third Tuesday of the month 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

 
Broken Arrow Caregiver Support Group
LIFE's Adult Day Health Center
3106 S. Juniper, Broken Arrow
(918) 664-9000, ext. 1510
Second Friday of the month
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.


Central Tulsa Caregiver Support Group
LIFE's Adult Day Health Center
5950 East 31st. Street, Tulsa
(918) 664-9000, ext. 1171
First Thursday of the month 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Support Groups Monthly Topics:
February - Grief and Loss
March - Benefits of Music
April - Nutrition and Wellness
May - Communication
June - Respite and Resources
July - Indoor Activities
August - Safety 
September - Preventing and Managing Chronic Conditions
October - Helping Your Loved One 
November - Self Care 
December - Advocacy and Power

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. You can also live chat with a SeniorLine representative, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. by clicking the green chat button on the bottom of this page.

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 Caregiver Toolkit



LIFE's Caregiver Toolkit gives you the tools that you need to organize information from doctor's visits, articles, tip sheets, check lists, community resources and legal issues and other helpful information about being a caregiver.  Call LIFE's SeniorLine at (918) 664-9000 to schedule your in-person pickup of your caregiver toolkit. LIFE's SeniorLine and Independent Case Management staff will review the contents with you. If you live outside the Tulsa metro area and would like one mailed to you, please complete the mailing form. A $10 donation for postage is recommended.

LIFE's 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.

Complimentary copies are available at all Tulsa County Libraries as well as Claremore, Catoosa and Coweta libraries.

LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine

Order a free subscription to LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine. As a trusted source for information on aging issues, this award-winning magazine provides articles, tips and local resources for seniors and family caregivers. Click here to view the digital edition.