Are you a Family Caregiver?

A family caregiverWelcome to the Arizona Caregiver Coalition web site! Are you caring for a loved one who is either aging, a child or an adult dealing with a chronic condition, or living with a disability? The Arizona Caregiver Coalition was created to support you and your family (that includes everyone) and this site was made just for you and so many others like you. You are not alone. We offer support and help finding access to information, assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful options for you and your loved one.  Here are a couple of helpful links to get you started:

Not sure if you’re a family caregiver?   –   Caregiver Self Assessment Tool


Learn about resources in Arizona!

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CLICK HERE to learn about resources and services available in Arizona!


SAVE THE DATE:

Join us on Family Caregiver Day at the Capitol

Thurs., Feb. 25 from 9:00 am. – 2:00 pm.

Who:            Family caregivers, friends of caregivers, caregiver supporters, our community
Why:            Share your experience as a caregiver.  Show your support for HB2461 and HB2460 which requests the continuation of the Arizona Lifespan Respite Care Program

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When:        Thursday, February 25th, 2016 9:00am – 2:00pm (Lunch provided)
Where:      Arizona Capitol Museum 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ; 2nd Floor,  Historic Supreme Court Chambers
How to Register:      RSVP by February 23rd, 2016 on the web or Email: ArizonaCaregiverCoalition@gmail.com, Link to http://azfamilycaregiverday.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition and AARP- AZ


  •  Lifespan RespiteRespite Vouchers now available for Maricopa County family caregivers. Now accepting for the 4th quarter.

Call the Caregiver Resource Line @ 1-888-737-7494 and request a Respite Voucher  application. Our respite voucher’s are available for those family caregivers who need help to take a short break from the duties associated with your caring for a loved one. This program is sponsored by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition and our collaborative partners, the Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services, and Area Agency on Aging, Region One Inc.  CLICK HERE to get more details on how the program works.

Why do we sponsor a Respite Voucher program?  Family caregivers work tirelessly and selflessly to provide assistance to loved ones who are living with disabilities and chronic conditions, and often to the detriment of their own health and emotional well-being. Respite Vouchers can be used by family caregivers to cover costs for in-home or community-based respite care services that you secure on your own, so you can relax and enjoy a short-term break from your duties as family caregiver.
If you have any further questions call  Toll Free 1-888-737-7494.


PINSLOGOcolorformattedLocate a volunteer-based  community support, that is typically FREE, close to you or the loved one you are caring for.  Our community asset map called “Partners In Service” was created to identify community supports and link you to them.  What is a community asset map? Do you know all of the resources that your community has to make it stronger?

Every community contains assets, resources that can be harnessed to make a caregiver’s life easier, support housebound older adults and those people with disabilities.  But many of these resources are undiscovered and untapped until now.  Link to our community asset map to learn about services and supports that are provided for no charge by the power of volunteers many services such as transportation to medical and errands appointments, grocery shopping, assurance calls, friendly visitors etc. .  .  Our “Partner’s In Service” link was created by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition to help family caregivers, housebound adults, people with disabilities connect to FREE community supports. For those that want to serve in their community as a local volunteer, volunteer opportunities are needed and you can learn more about the opportunities at each social services agencies listed.

 

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