When I am afraid, I will trust in You – Psalm 56:3 ESV
Caregivers are sometimes forgotten when the world is a mess; but to the people who need them, they are the most important people out there. The CORE has teamed up with King of Kings Care Department to deliver tools, articles and links to some of the best web resources we can find. Check back often as we will updating this page regularly.
A big thank you to those caregivers out there! If you would like to send us a prayer request or would like to have someone to pray with, please Ask us for prayer.
Top 3 Caregiver Helps
- Remember that God is in control, even when you do not understand your situation!
- Let others help you!!! Accept their offers of going to the store, running an errand, providing respite care, etc. Remember that they will be blessed as they bless you!
- Right now we are all going through many emotions and feelings of fear, anxiety, etc. It is a time in our life we have never experienced before and we don’t know what is or will happen going forward. It is important that we take care of our mental health as well as our physical health. Resisting or ignoring our feelings only makes them worse. If the signs of depression or anxiety last 2 weeks or more, talk to someone today!
Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others. Are you overwhelmed? Watch for the signs of caregiver stress and read about ways to invest in your wellness.
“Friends of The Forgotten” By Diane Doering is a book of encouragement for the aged and those who care for them. This collection of short stories and devotions were written for the aged, sick and dying living in care facilities; and for those who care for them in their final days. Countless elderly people have been encouraged in God’s constant love for them in the midst of challenging and changing circumstances.
Substance abuse and addiction resources that may help you or a loved one during these challenging times where it’s difficult to provide supportive services or accountability. Check into the following resources:
Alzheimer’s Help and Support. Find helpful information and resources for those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. More topics for everyday care of those suffering with Alzheimers.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Helpline. This is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
Cancer Patient and Caregiver Support. Ways to cope with cancer, side effects, nutrition, general cancer support issues, grief/end of life issues, and shared survivor’s experiences. Here’s another link for caregivers to the American Cancer Society.
Local Resource Links
Douglas/Sarpy Counties Community Older Adults & Caregivers Resource List. Find phone numbers and addresses for adult day cares, transportation, counselors, driving assessment & concerns, housing options, support & education, and much more.
Omaha ElderCare Resource Handbook. This directory of local business and government agencies provides help with finances, legal help, moving services, and more.
Martinwood International is a place of hope, emotional healing, and a place to make new memories. It is a place to laugh and hang out with friends who understand. It is a place for caregivers and their loved ones of all ages to come for a safe, fun, nonjudgmental activity. At Martinwood we hope to elevate some of this isolation by creating an atmosphere where everyone is welcomed regardless of their limitations.
Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging. (ENOA) A Nebraska resource for financial and legal challenges of protecting themselves and their loved ones from the threat of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. and financial challenges
Driver Rehabilitation Program. The goal of CHI Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute’s Driver Rehabilitation Program is to help individuals with a learning disability, physical ailment and the elderly drive safely.