thecaregiverspace.org A collection of caregiver stories submitted by those with personal experience. Hundreds of articles on many subjects related to caregiving that are both helpful and inspiring. "This is a space for everyone who provides care, no matter who you are or where you are in your caregiving journey."
Community Resource Finder
www.communityresourcefinder.org/ Made available by the Alzheimer's Association and AARP, and is a database of dementia and aging-related resources that makes it easy for individuals and families to find programs and services in a specific location.
Elizabeth dole foundation
www.elizabethdolefoundation.org The preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation's 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America's wounded, ill, or injured veterans.
Serves all 5 counties. The Long Term Care Ombudsman The Program is mandated to receive, investigate, and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of persons in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Advocates for older persons receiving long term care services, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home. They provide older adults, their families and the public with information, advocacy, and assistance to help resolve care problems. Ombudsmen, both paid staff and volunteers, provide help and a voice for those that are not heard or unable to speak for themselves.
The Lindsay institute for innovations in caregiving
https://caregivinginnovations.org/ A partnership that works collaboratively to create and implement inventive and award-winning new initiatives aimed at improving caregivers' health, wellbeing and stability. The institute's ultimate goal is to improve caregivers' self-care and their ability to manage emotional stressors and tough decisions while bolstering thier access to the latest technologies and community resources.
LOWLINC (Orange County)
LOWLINC (Lake of the Woods, Living Independently in our Community) www.lowlinc.org 855-LOWLINC (569-5462) Lake of the Woods community, Locust Grove, Orange
Member services for food, transportation, home repairs, etc. for older adults. Contact them for membership inquiries and for support services for those living at home.
Member organization that supports neighbor-to-neighbor assistance in order to sustain an independent lifestyle for those over age 50. Contact them for membership inquiries and for support services for those living at home, including the Companion Care Program of Rapp At Home.
Caregiving can be both a rewarding and isolating experience, so having a community to connect with and lean on is important. The RCI's "primary focus is on the unpaid or informal family caregivers: those individuals who respond to a need for care of a relative, friend, or loved one. While many caregivers do not self-identify, if you provide support such as errands and grocery shopping, wound care and prescription management, or cooking, cleaning, and personal care at home – you are a caregiver."
No Wrong Door
easyaccess.virginia.gov 888-992-0959 (24/7) They will connect you to find info concerning healthcare, finances, food, education & more. Language interpretation for over 200 languages.
CAREGIVER RESPITE Respite is temporary relief from duties for caregivers, ranging from several hours to days. It might be provided in-home or in a residential care facility. Respite allows a caregiver to take a break and get away, maybe for a doctor appointment, grocery shopping or a weekend outing with friends. Several organizations, like the ones listed below, offer limited funding specifically to help caregivers pay for someone to be with their loved one and care for them while they are away.
https://www.vda.virginia.gov/vlrv.htm 800-552-3402 Up to $400 in reimbursement per family for respite services to assist Virginians with disabilities or chronic conditions and the family members who provide their care. For more detailed information and guidelines, or for an application, see website. Click button for their flyer.