In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.
Below is a link to a 30-minute presentation which describes the PTC program, its class content, and how to become a class leader.
Here is a short video that showcases the PTC caregiver class experience, with thanks to our Class Leaders in Ontario.
Home delivered meals are nutritious meals that are delivered to homebound seniors age 60 years or older and their spouses. The drivers who deliver the meals make daily contact and check on the well-being of seniors they visit.
Home-bound seniors are able to remain in their homes in part because of the delivery of hot, cold or frozen meals.
Persons eligible to participate or to receive services are individuals 60 years of age or older.
Homemaker services provide care for older persons to help them maintain, strengthen, and safeguard their personal functioning in their own homes with:
In-home respite is a service designed to encourage and support efforts of caregivers to maintain functionally or cognitively impaired persons at home. Paid respite staff and volunteers provide companionship or personal care services, or both, when needed and appropriate for the care recipient and the caregiver.
Respite services may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Transportation services are designed to transfer persons 60 years of age and over to and from social services, medical and health care services, meals programs, places of employment, senior centers, shopping, civic functions, adult day care facilities, and recreation locations.
Service is to be available to those who have no other means of transportation or who are unable to use existing transportation. Preference is given to older minorities and those with limited economic resources. Personal assistance for those with limited physical mobility is provided.
With very limited funds available to fund transportation services, some area agencies may expand the services available to this population by buying into existing transportation systems that provide more extensive transportation services
*Qualifications require assessment through our Information & Assistance Department. Please call to see if you or your loved one meet the requirements.