Caregiver Support

What is Caregiver Support?

Ease your mind and enhance your loved one’s care with our help

Are you living with someone who you are afraid to leave alone? Do caregiving responsibilities prevent you from going to the grocery store or running errands by yourself? When did you last spend time by yourself watching television uninterrupted, having lunch with a friend, or just enjoying a quiet walk?

Considering respite services can often be difficult. You may be asking: What if something happens while I am away? Who will provide the service? How do I know I can trust them? Does it mean I’m giving up if I can’t provide all the care my loved one needs?

By accessing any one of our caregiver support programs, you will return to your caregiving activities refreshed and renewed after having time to rest and reflect. You may even be inspired with new, creative caregiving ideas and solutions when you have a break from the daily tasks.

Research shows that families who utilize respite services are able to maintain health and remain independent for a longer period.

Missoula Aging Services’ Caregiver Support Services Include:

Respite

Provides in-home assistance and gives you time away from caregiving

Powerful Tools for Caregivers®  

A class series to give you the tools you need to care for yourself while caring for someone else. See a story by Montana Public Radio here.

Caregiver Support Group

Meets every second Monday of the month at Missoula Aging Services from 4-5 p.m. in the main conference room. 

Homemaker Services

Provides help with light housekeeping duties

Senior Companions

Designed to offer companionship and transportation to at-risk seniors

  • "I now have the confidence I need to have a family meeting about my wife’s care needs. I learned so much about how to communicate with my wife and our kids about her disease."
  • Respite Program More

    Eunice is a former Senior Companion with the Respite Program. In March 2012, at 90 years old, Eunice received an award from the Hospice Care Foundation for her volunteer service.

    Eunice is a former Senior Companion with the Respite Program. In March 2012, at 90 years old, Eunice received an award from the Hospice Care Foundation for her volunteer service.

    Taking time to care for yourself helps you become a better caregiver to others. Missoula Aging Services offers a holistic Respite Program that can even provide financial assistance to hire an alternate caregiver to allow you a break from your primary caregiving duties.

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  • Support Group & Classes More

    Missoula Aging Services can provide the support your family needs to provide the best possible care to your loved one.

    Missoula Aging Services can provide the support your family needs to provide the best possible care to your loved one.

    Missoula Aging Services’ Powerful Tools for Caregivers® class series and our Caregiver Support Group will give you the tools you need to care for yourself, while caring for someone else.

    Learn More
  • Eunice is a former Senior Companion with the Respite Program. In March 2012, at 90 years old, Eunice received an award from the Hospice Care Foundation for her volunteer service.

    Eunice is a former Senior Companion with the Respite Program. In March 2012, at 90 years old, Eunice received an award from the Hospice Care Foundation for her volunteer service.

  • Missoula Aging Services can provide the support your family needs to provide the best possible care to your loved one.

    Missoula Aging Services can provide the support your family needs to provide the best possible care to your loved one.