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AgeGuide Announces Partnership with Tailored Care to Support Family Caregivers
By: AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois
Whether it is arranging medical appointments, providing transportation, managing finances, or coordinating care, family caregivers often handle multiple aspects that affect the well-being of their loved ones. TCARE uses a quick and easy self-assessment questionnaire that identifies caregivers who may be at high risk of burnout and works with the caregiver to create a customized care plan. The custom care plan reduces the stress on the family caregiver and helps allow the older adult to remain in their home which lowers long term care program costs. This approach also helps prevent crises through timely interventions.
"AgeGuide and its Older Americans Act funded Caregiver Partners know very well the challenges that informal caregivers can face in helping an older adult remain at home especially during this pandemic," said Marla Fronczak, CEO of AgeGuide. "Through this partnership, AgeGuide's Caregiver Partners can use TCARE's evidence-based solutions to help these family caregivers identify services and supports that can better meet their own needs, as well as the needs of their loved ones."
AgeGuide and its Caregiver Partners will be rolling out the TCARE program for family caregivers throughout its eight-county region in the coming weeks. There are no income or asset restrictions to access this program. To learn more or to take the self-assessment questionnaire, visit www.ageguide.org/