Caregiver Survey - We Need to Hear from YouIf you are a caregiver and not employed outside the home please take 15 minutes to take this survey.
Follow this link to the Survey:
Take the Caregiver Survey
Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
About the Survey
The Brown County Caregiver Coalition is conducting a community wide survey in order to learn from caregivers who are providing informal support to adult family members, friends, or neighbors. Our goal is to identify the strengths, and understand needs and challenges caregivers face as they care for their loved ones. The results will be used to determine how the community can support and enhance caregivers in this important role.
This survey is for caregivers who are not currently employed but providing informal caregiving support. Some of the information we want to learn is the number of hours spent caregiving, the challenges of caregiving, and areas for strengthening resources. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your information will be kept confidential and only shared in a combined, non-identifying manner. Your experience is important to us.
Employers - Learn How You Can Support Working CaregiversThe Employed Caregiver Survey is a confidential, on-line tool that can help employers identify how family caregiving is affecting their workplace. The annoymous composite results can increase understanding of how family caregiving is affecting work and identify ways employers can support family caregivers through educational programs (employee communication, lunchtime seminars, etc.) and what resources would be helpful to plan for caregiving needs. With one in six employees caring for an adult with disabilities or older family member, this knowledge can be a great asset to employers. (Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project). Interested businesses and employers contact the ADRC at (920) 448-4300 to find out how you can participate.
Mug Club...for Caregivers
Creating Connections -- Learning Together -- Sharing Conversation -- Offering Care & Support
Join us for a monthly support group for anyone caring for a family member, friend, neighbor, or loved one.
Meet fellow caregivers and find the support you need.
Date: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: ADRC- 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Registration: ADRC (920-448-4300)
Download the Mug Club for Caregivers flyer for more information.
If you need care for your loved one in order to attend this event, please call the ADRC to discuss available options.
Sponsored by the Brown County Caregiver Coalition:
ADRC of Brown County, Aspiro, The Astor House, AtriumHealth & Senior Living, Curative Connections, Humana, Interim Healthcare, Moraine Ridge Senior Living, Rock'n W Ranch, UW-Extension, and Wonderland Designs
Caring for a Person with Dementia?
Visit the Dementia- Caregiving for Dementia page on the ADRC website.
Take a look at what the ADRC has to offer for caregivers:
A 6-week class, (2 1/2 hours per session), focused on self-care and reducing personal stress in a caregiving situation. Communication, behavioral support and learning from our emotions are important topics in the class. You'll leave this class with a great workbook, tools to find needed services, and strategies for reducing stress.
- Caregiver Class Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Call the ADRC for more information about 2017 classes (920-448-4300).
The ADRC has a number of ways to help employers provide support for their employees who are caregivers. Help them reduce stress and effectively balance work responsibilities and caregiving. Share this with the Human Resources department and ask them to call the ADRC to talk about these valuable services.
- Caregiving & Work: Finding the Balance
Onsite Lunch and Learn Sessions - 30 to 60 minute overviews of caregiving issues or introduction to the ADRC and how we can help. Held at the employer's location on their schedule.
Information & Assistance helpline - phone consultations, home or office visits, and family meetings to assess the situation and offer real solutions by linking families to community resources. The perfect complement to your Employee Assistance Program and it's free.
Educational Materials - Customized newsletter articles and/or payroll inserts or borrow books and videos from our library.There are a number of support groups in Brown County that meet at various times, days, and locations. Call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for more information or go to Community Servide Database - 211 and type in the key words box "Caregiver Support Groups" for a listing.
~Parkinson's Support Group - Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 1:00 p.m. for Parkinson's patients and their families and caregivers. Guest speakers, information, sharing and support. For more information contact Jeremy Suslarek (920) 448-4309
Call (920) 448-4300 to talk to or set up an office or in-home appointment with an Information & Assistance Specialist about your unique situation. We want to support and help you be the best caregiver you can be. Information & Assistance Specialist gather information on available service options and provide assistance with connecting to these services---- like respite care in area facilities, in-home care agencies, individuals for hire or assistive equipment like bath benches, raised toilet seats, canes and walkers. Click Help Finding Services in the list on the left for more information or Call (920) 448-4300.
- Information and Assistance
~Lending Library - A variety of books and videos are available for the public to check out. Topics range from caregiver wellness to health condition related information. Stop in at our offices at 300 S. Adams to take a look and check out a video or book!
- Caregiver Education - Available for organizations, groups, employers, churches
~Website Links - Click on Links from the list on the left, select Caregiving for a list of website links that have information helpful to caregivers.
~Presentations, newsletter articles, payroll inserts, lunch & learn at work, lunchtime caregiver booth are some of ways we can provide customized education and support, on topics important to caregivers.
Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention
The Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is made up of many organizations working together to provide education and promote awareness for suicide prevention, and overcome the stigma of suicide. Go to their website Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention for more information. Scroll down for a link to their brochure.
Learn How to Save a Life with QPR
You may be in the best possible postion to prevent suicide. Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR* are easily learned and like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the application of QPR may SAVE a life. QPR is designed to teach you how to identify someone considering suicide and help them get the assistance they need. QPR consists of three life-saving skills...
How to QUESTION a person about suicide
How to PERSUADE the person to get help
How to REFER the person to the appropriate resources
*QPR, Question, Persuade, Refer training is available for your staff, organization member, church group, etc.
To learn more about the Coalition for Suicide Prevention or about QPR training, contact Tana Koss at 920-436-4360, ext: 1252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Services Database-211, where caregivers can search for local community resources day or night from their home or anywhere there is access to the internet.
- Web-based Resource Database for Brown, Door & Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
Forms require Acrobat Reader. Click the button to download the latest version FREE.
- Alzheimer's Association
Provides a comprehensive guide to caring for an individual with Alzheimer's Disease and caregiver support information.
- Alzheimer's Association Online Community
ALZConnected - Variety of message boards/forums including Caregivers Forum, Questions for the Care Consultant, Success Stories, Musings, and Medications/Treatments for Alzheimer's. Two Chat Rooms are available. Offers forum in Spanish (Discusiones en Espanol).
- Wisconsin Support Group Listing
Groups meet at a variety of times and in a variety of settings, are confidential, free, and open to the public. Check for a support group in your area.
- Alzheimer Association Workshops and Classes
Listing of workshops and classes for persons caring for persons with Alzheimer's
- The Alzheimer's Project
THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT shows there is now genuine reason to be optimistic about the future. Created by the award-winning team behind HBO's acclaimed "Addiction" project, this multi-platform series takes a close look at groundbreaking discoveries made by the country's leading scientists, as well as the effects of this debilitating and fatal disease both on those with Alzheimer's and on their families. Includes videos and a website full of information for caregivers and providers.
- Caregiver Corner
Flyer that lists services in Brown County, Wisconsin specifically designed to support caregivers.
- Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This six-week educational program helps unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Class is offered through the ADRC, with a small suggested donation cost.
- Caregiver Handbook
Booklet designed to help caregivers figure out what their needs are and provide an outline of resources available in Brown County, Wisconsin
- Share the Care
This program brings together a caring community of people to provide assistance to someone they know with any type of caregiving needs. The ADRC is proud to be Brown County's Share the Care station, so all questions can be directed to our agency (920-448-4300).
- Mug Club...For Caregivers
Monthly evening support group for anyone caring for a fmaily member, friend, neighbor, or loved one. Meets at the ADRC of Brown County and is sponsored by the Brown County Caregiver Coalition.
- Caregiver Call-In Support Group
Free statewide telephone support group for caregivers. Sponsored by the ADRC of the Lakeshore.
- Caregiver Teleconnection
Website: This free, bilingual, and confidential program connects caregivers and family members to information & support through "tele-learning". Various monthly sessions, hosted by professionals and experts, give families the support they need, while connecting them to other caregivers.
- National Alliance for Caregiving
Offers reports, caregiving tips, publications and more.
- So Far Away Twenty Questions for Long-Distance Caregivers
Guide from the Naitonal Institute on Aging to help long-distance caregivers assist their loved ones, using 20 questions to cover common issues facing caregivers. Read it online, download a copy or order a print copy to be mailed.
- AARP Family Caregivers
AARP caregiving page. Valueable up to date articles and information.
- Prepare to Care A Planning Guide for Families
AARP Foundation guide available for download or online. Five Steps to a Caregiving Plan for Families. Designed to help families discuss and create a caregiving plan.
- Wisconsin Family Caregiver Support Program
Information for people caring for someone age 60 or older with Alzheimer's or related disorder. Also for persons age 55 or older caring for a disabled relative or is a grandparent caring for a child.
Classes, blogs and online support groups
- Children of Aging Parents CAPS
Newsletter, literature reference, online support group and links to other resources.
- Eldercare at Home: A Comprehensive Online Guide for Family Caregivers
Link to the American Geriatric Society's latest edition of this very helpful booklet. Easy to navigate on-line using a drop down box to select the chapter with the subject you are looking for. Subjects are wide-ranging examples are sleep problems, weight loss, mobility, choosing a nursing home, etc.
- Elder Care Online
Many online forums topics include: caring for yourself, spousal caregivers, family dynamics, caregiving and saving your back, family dynamics, finding humor, legal/financial matters, when caregiving ends, memorials, and more. Live Chats are held throughout the week, schedule of dates and times is posted.
- Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Advocacy for caregivers and quality long term care options for persons requiring support. Information source for professionals.
- Family Caregiver Alliance
Offers caregiver tips, information, policy issues, news and resources.
- Family Caregiver Support Network Caregiver Talk
Place where caregivers can discuss topics using a Discussion Board. Post and read inspirational, humorous, and uplifting caregiving stories.
- Strength for Caring
Offers sections just for caregivers, message boards, resource center, caring for persons with specific health condtions.
- Today's Caregiver
Short articles on caregiving, e-newsletter, magazine, care tips, links, information includes caring for persons with Mental Illness.
- Video Caregiving website
If you prefer getting information by watching a video this website is for you. Video format listen, learn, be enlightened about topics important to caregivers. Topics such as stroke, falling, infection control at home, being a caregiver, advanced directives, etc. Easy to understand and succinct informaiton. Available in Spanish too.
HIPAA and Other Disclosures
- Financial Steps for Caregivers
Booklet from the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) website. Caregiving can have serious financial consequences. It's important to learn about how to take the necessary steps to avoid compromising your own financial future. The booklet is easy to read and practical. Great tips and easy to use tools that are practical for anyone trying to examine their finances and/or plan for the future.
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Spinal Cord Injury
- HIPAA: Questions and Answers for Family Caregivers
This guide provides an explanation of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), which is a federal law protecting personal medical information. Guide produced by Next Step in Care- Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together.
- Disclosures to Family & Friends
Website: Learn from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services when and who should receive personal information on your loved one.