Are You a Caregiver?

Caregiving takes many forms. You may be helping a friend or family member with:

  • Doctor appointments
  • Financial support
  • Grocery shopping
  • Housekeeping
  • Medications
  • Personal Care
  • Social activities
  • Transportation

What is Powerful Tools for Caregivers?

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class series that supports caregivers in taking care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based educational series designed to provide family caregivers like you with the tools you need to take care of yourself while also being a supportive caregiver. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life.

You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home or in a long-term facility

This program helps you:

  • Balance your life
  • Better communicate your feelings
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Increase your ability to make tough decisions
  • Locate helpful resources
  • Reduce stress

For more information call (405) 609-8812, email  seniorengagement@sunbeamfamilyservices.org or visit www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org.

Caring for a senior can be a positive and fulfilling experience. However, it also comes with a lot of challenges, including higher levels of psychological stress.
 
Caring.com’s caregiver’s guide below covers burnout and stress, including how to identify and manage each. We also discuss respite care options and share a list of helpful resources for caregivers.

Provided by Sunbeam Family Services through a Title III Older Americans Act Grant from Areawide Aging Agency and community partners. The Caregiver Fundamentals Program makes no distinction on the grounds of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, religion, or disability. A portion of the project costs are met by state and federal Older Americans Act funds from Areawide Aging Agency and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Division. There are no costs to participants; however, donations are accepted. Suggested donation per services: Information Services, $1/activity; Access Assistance, $1/activity; Support Group, $2.50/meeting; Respite, $2.50/visit; School Supplies, $5/family; and Training Seminar, $5/seminar.