Resources for Family Caregivers
At Five County Aging we want to thank all family caregivers for the tremendous amount of care, love, coordinating services and all other tasks they provide to loved ones, family and friends in our communities. We understand that as a caregiver you have less time and energy to care for yourself and to search for the information and resources you may want. We have several programs that can help family caregivers. For other resources not on this list that you may be looking for, feel free to contact us.
(We do not provide emergency or crisis counseling call 911 for that or for Alzheimer’s/dementia issues we highly recommend calling the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.)
Online Caregiver Support Group 1pm – 1:30pm every Thursday, aka Tea Time with Sheri. Our caregiver support groups that used to be in person have moved online due to the ongoing pandemic. To sign up and get the link to call in or log in, email Sheri Reber at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caregiver Respite Program: this is a short term program that where we work with contract home care agencies to provide in-home respite for family caregivers as well as helping caregivers access other helpful community resources. To get on the applicant list, call us at 435-673-3548.
RCI REACH: is a one on one caregiver coaching program for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia of any kind. It is 12 sessions with one of our trained coaches, currently done by phone or online due to the ongoing pandemic. It’s offered in conjunction with the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving and participants receive a free info manual that goes along with the sessions. Sessions are tailored to what each caregiver wants coaching with. To get on applicant list call us at 435-673-3548.
Caregiver classes: our caregiver classes have also gone online. We offer a 6 week Caregiver Academy, which has weekly workshops in topics such as caregiver self- care, getting other family or friends involved, future and legal planning, and how to find the resources and services you need. We also offer classes for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia which include topics such as dealing with difficult behaviors, better communication with the person with dementia, and preventing caregiver burnout. To find out more call us at 435-673-3548.
Heather Cox is a licensed Social Services Worker, Certified Dementia Specialist, Trainer, and RCI REACH Caregiver Coach with a B.S. in Psychology. She's been with AAA-Five County since 2013 and has worked in social services in southwest Utah since 2008.