Being a caregiver can be one of the most loving and, at times, overwhelming things you can do for someone. Before it gets to the overwhelming point, browse our Programs and Services section for ways we can help or check out our helpful links to find information and tips.
Dementia Care Consultation Program (Developing Dementia Dexterity)
This free program will provide you with tolls and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face as a dementia caregiver. Click here for the program brochure. Click here for a list of support groups.
Tailored Caregiver Assessment and Referral Program (TCARE®)
TCARE® is a proven program that was specifically designed to support family members who are providing care for relatives who need assistance due to illness or disabilities. Caring for an ill parent, spouse, partner or friend involves much more than physical and emotional support. Caregiving is a life-changing experience that can be both gratifying and stressful. TCARE® is an evidence-based approach that offers providers an affordable program to support family members as they provide care to their loved ones. We have trained teams that can help you determine what services and supports will best suit your needs.
Adult Day Care Centers
Adult Day Care Centers are designed to provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day. Programs offer relief to family members and caregivers, allowing them to go to work, handle personal business, or just relax while knowing their relative is well cared for and safe. Below is a list of day centers in the Region 9 AAA service area:
The Caring Place The Cottage
District Health Department #4 Ogemaw Commission on Aging
100 Woods Circle 1528 South M-33
Alpena, MI 49707 West Branch, MI 48661
(989) 356-4507 or (800) 221-0294 (989) 345-3010 ext. 1810
Otsego Haus Adult Day Services Pleasant Days Adult Day Center
Otsego County Commission on Aging Sunrise Side Senior Services
120 Grandview Blvd. 131 Clyde Street
Gaylord, MI 49735 Omer, MI 48749
(989) 732-1122 (989) 653-2692 or (888) 370-7184
Sand Castles Serenity Day Lodge
Cheboygan County Council on Aging Roscommon County Commission on Aging
1531 Sand Rd. 1015 Short Drive, Suite A
Cheboygan, MI 49721 Prudenville, MI 48651
(231) 597-8317 (989) 366-0205
Kinship Care is a program for relative care providers caring for related children. If you are age 55 or older and caring for a related child under the age of 18, this program may be able to help you with expenses such as recreational activities, school supplies, clothing, needed furniture and more. Funding is limited. See the attached Kinship flyer. Contact your local Council/Commission on Aging for more information.
Creating Confident Caregivers (CCC)
If you’re a caregiver caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or memory loss, this 6 week program is for you. Learn about dementia and its effect on the brain, how to reduce your stress and create a positive environment for your loved one. You’ll also learn how to plan activities for your loved one that are based on their strengths, gain self-confidence in your caregiving role and so much more. Contact us at Aging@nemcsa.org for a list of workshops.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Coming soon is this self-care education program for family caregivers. This program will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.