Family Caregiver

Information – Assistance – Counseling – Training – Support Groups – Respite

Introduction
The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma has received a grant to help families caring for an older relative with chronic illness or aging disabilities. The program will enable the Tribe to provide for support services for family caregivers and for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Who Are The Caregivers?
Anyone who provides care and/or support services for an older individual who, for reasons of illness or frailty, cannot manage independently without assistance.

Are You A Caregiver?
Do you perform tasks to help with shopping, bills, errands, transportation, etc. for your spouse or parents? Do you provide personal care for your spouse or parents?

Caregivers Services:

1. Individual Counseling
2. Support groups
3. Training to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their care giving roles
4. Respite Care: To enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their care giving responsibilities.

Our program will enable a family member to choose a respite provider so they can do errands or have a day off.

Questions on Caregivers?
800-256-2539 Ext. 6327


Coordination of Services
The program will enable caregivers the opportunity to increase their awareness of and gain excess to best services that will increase their quality of life. Therefore, the program will coordinate activities with tribal, local and community agencies.

Eligibility

• Caregivers or families caring for frail persons (55) years of age or older.
• A CDIB card is required.
• No income guidelines for qualification.
• Family members: (55 years or older), who are primary caregivers residing with a child (18 years of age or under).

Long Distance Caregivers looking for services and agencies to assist their loved ones, relatives, or friends who live in another town or state, can call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116.

For more information, contact:

Brenda House, Caregiver Specialist
918-678-6327 or 800-256-2539 Ext. 6327

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