Caregiver Support

Caring for a family member or friend through a chronic or terminal illness can be one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks you will ever face. The life of the person you are caring for has likely changed dramatically, and so has yours.

At Lumina, we believe it is important to provide resources and support for any family caregiver in the communities we serve, regardless of hospice participation.

Support Programs

We offer support for any non-professional caregiver – friend, family member, neighbor – who is caring for someone with a life-limiting illness regardless of type of illness, prognosis, or connection to hospice.

Our caregiver support programs are offered free-of-charge thanks to generous community donations. To participate or learn more about what type of support may be right for you, contact our Caregiver Support Coordinator. You are not alone.

Caregiver Connections Support Group

Caregiving for a loved one can be both an overwhelming and isolating experience. Our monthly support groups provide an opportunity for family caregivers to share common experiences and support one another along the difficult path of caregiving.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This six-week educational series is designed to equip family caregivers with the tools they need to take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend, wherever they live: at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings more clearly, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six sessions held once per week and include a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. Lumina can also help you find care for your loved one while you attend class. Contact our Caregiver Support Coordinator to learn more.
 
This program is funded by a grant from Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments.
 
To find out more view our event calendar or contact our care coordinator.

Resources

Local Caregiving Resources

Local resources including volunteer help, professional in-home care services, transportation, respite, and more.

Podcast on End of Life

Podcast series produced by Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care that aims to share the many voices and perspectives related to all aspects of hospice and end of life care.

Retirement Connection –  800.462.1316

Comprehensive guide to community resources in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Grace Center For Adult Day Services –  541.754.8417

Offers on-site services to older adults needing physical, mental and social stimulation; provides health monitoring and care management.

Helping Hands Home Care541.757.0214

In-home care provider offering personalized home care services.

Volunteer Caregivers, Albany – 541.928.2173

Provides transportation, companionship, and household help to those 55 years and older.

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers, Corvallis – 541.757.0980

Provides transportation, companionship, and household help to those 55 years and older.

Love, INC of Benton County541.757.8111

Provides faith community volunteers to help individuals and families with meals, home repair, equipment and supplies, and referrals to other resources.

Love, INC of Linn County541.924.5683

Provides faith community volunteers to help individuals and families with meals, home repair, equipment and supplies, and referrals to other resources.

Mennonite In-Home Care  – 541.928.2136

Provides in-home care with certified nursing assistants. Not a Medicare-Medicaid certified agency; most clients are private pay.

New Horizons In-Home Care – 541.752.9059

Offers in-home care at hourly or daily rates.

ComForCare Home Care – 503.400.6637

Offers in-home care.

Visiting Angels – 541.928.2061

Provides customized in-home senior care services designed to address a variety of age-related challenges and difficulties.

Caregiver Support Organizations

Online and local resources offering support to caregivers.

Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) – 541.967.8630

With a call or visit to the ADRC you can obtain information regarding community resources, long-term care services, benefit programs, outreach for those with special needs, options counseling, and more.

CaringBridge

Free online tool for sharing health updates with family and friends, saving you the time of repeating your health story over and over.

CaringInfo

Free resources and education to empower patients and caregivers to make decisions about serious illness and end-of-life care.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Provides information, education, services, research, and advocacy for caregivers across the nation.

Nursing Home Comparison

A nationwide comparison of nursing homes.

Rural Caregivers

Provides caregiver resources by state or region, particularly for those in more geographically isolated areas.

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Caregiver Support

Contact our Caregiver Support Coordinator

(541) 757-9616 Email Us