Welcome to the Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County! We will help you!
As a caregiver, it's important that you care for yourself as you care for your loved one. The Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County helps caregivers through support, education and advocacy.
Because caregivers are at risk for increased health problems due to the physical strain, increased emotional stress, and financial hardships that often come with being a caregiver, the Caregiver Connection can help.
The things that you do which make you a caregiver often seem like the regular tasks you do as a spouse, friend, son or daughter, and you don’t think of yourself as a caregiver. But if you don’t recognize that you are a caregiver, you may fail to recognize the impact on your health and well-being that caregiving demands and responsibilities can have.
Examples of caregivers:
A wife who has taken over paying the bills because her husband is no longer able to manage the checkbook due to dementia.
A son who takes time off from work to take his mother to her doctors’ appointment.
A daughter who runs errands and picks up prescriptions for her mother.
A grandmother in her 70's who is the sole support for her 12 year old grandson.
An elderly woman who can no longer bathe her disabled sister with whom she lives.
A neighbor who occasionally looks in on a forgetful older gentleman living alone.
A husband who has stopped participating in his favorite recreational activity because of the time he spend caring for his wife.
A son and his wife who manage his parents’ care while they reside in a skilled nursing facility.
Being a caregiver can seem like a lonely and trying experience. The Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County wants you to know you are not alone.
The Caregiver Connection is here to help. With resources related to elder care topics, caregiving and general healthcare information, we hope to provide you with the tools you need to take better care of yourself, create a better balance between your family life, career and elder care responsibilities.
The Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County is affiliated with the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County (ADRC). The ADRC functions as a first stop/one stop source of information and assistance for older adults, adults with disabilities, their families, friends and caregiver by linking them with resources and services that enable them to live as independently as possible.