When one is sick... two need help
ARE YOU CARING FOR A CHRONICALLY ILL OR DISABLED SPOUSE?
Gain practical ideas from those who have been there, done that and will help you face the challenges and demands of long-term care giving.
The Twin Cities Group meets on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
University Lutheran Church of Hope (2nd Thursday)
Woodlake Lutheran Church (4th Thursday)
For further information, please visit the national website at www.wellspouse.org.
Nationwide referral to local information and assistance. 1-800-677-1116 or www.eldercare.gov
1-800-333-2433. Statewide information, advice and referral, including caregiver coaching.
American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to shaping and enriching the experience of aging for its members and for all Americans.
The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare.
Medicare Rights Center (MRC) is the largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the U.S. for people with Medicare. MRC's website contains information about Medicare benefits, options and changes, and resources for getting involved in their consumer advocacy work. The site also contains updated information for consumers about the upcoming changes in Medicare and how those will affect their health coverage.
Official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
The Alzheimer's Association is your source for information, support groups, local resources/programs and assistance on issues related to Alzheimer's disease. Call 800-272-3900.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Five Wishes is the first living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. It lets you choose the person you want to make health care decisions for you if you are not able to make them for yourself.
For more information visit their website at:
Inquires regarding access to care or possible premature discharge may be directed to:
The Ombudsman for Long Term Care provides information about assisted living services, home care and nursing homes. They handle complaints about nursing homes and home health services providers.
Caregiver advice and information about government programs and Family Care Navigator of state-by-state resources, including groups dealing with Alzheimer's, cancer and other diseases. www.caregiver.org
State website with information about health and social service programs, including caregiver coaching and a "Long Term Care Choices Navigator" Web tool to help analyze caregiving needs and develop a plan.