Family caregivers can sign up for phone or text support by calling the South Dakota 211 Helpline Center. The caregiver support program, which AARP South Dakota helped to pilot two years ago, is free and available on an ongoing basis.
The unpaid care provided by the 80,000 family caregivers in South Dakota is valued at nearly $1.4 billion.
AARP and South Dakota’s Helpline Center are testing a service that allows family caregivers to sign up for phone or text support from trained staff. Now in its second year, the pilot program will continue to accept new participants.
No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
AARP SD and the 211 Helpline Center are teaming up in a pilot program to provide free local support to family caregivers!
Learn what you need to know before you go so you can keep yourself and your loved one safe.
Do you live a rural area and care for someone with memory loss? Millions of rural caregivers provide crucial support to loved ones living with memory loss, Alzheimer's or other dementia. These same caregivers often feel stressed and isolated as they try to find services and support for their loved one and themselves, particularly during these unprecedented times. An online workshop may be able to help. AARP SD is helping to expand the reach of a study being done by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco who are looking for family caregivers to participate in an online workshop and study.
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Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how.
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