Connecting Seniors Initiative

Resources for Caregivers

Caregiver Support Line

School of Social Work

Helping care for an older adult can be hard work, and can take an unseen toll on the caregiver. Staffed by Social Work faculty, professionals and supervised students working in gerontology, the hotline provides crisis counseling, resources and referrals to other services.

Hotline services are free, completely confidential and available 40 hours per week, including weekend and evening hours. Communication can be adopted for text and email contact, including follow-up and continued support through December 30.

2020 Caregiver Support Line: 1-800-854-1506

Monday 12pm-4pm

Tuesday 12pm-8pm

Wednesday 10am-2pm

Thursday 8-am-12pm, 2pm-6pm

Friday 9am-1pm, 3pm-7pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

The caregiver support line will be unavailable on 11/26, 11/27, 12/24, and 12/25.

Self-Administered Programs

  • Compassionate Caretaker Training videos promote healthy and effective ways to care for older adults. Warriors Together Official Website

  • Older adults and caretakers can assess their emotional, psychological, and social well-being using a confidential online survey. Follow-up services available. Take Online Survey Here

Older Nest Egg Caregiver Resources

We Can Help

We specialize in educating caregivers to handle the critical money issues of the people they care for. Learn, support & protect.

The easy-to-follow workshops teach the basics of good money management for older adults. Our brief online assessment can help determine the quality of your loved one’s financial decision-making and give next steps to preserve and protect funds.

Free Online Learning

Learn the warning signs of early cognitive impairment, how to hold difficult discussions, the clues to detecting financial mismanagement and the basics of managing another person’s money.

Detecting Early Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

Changes in thinking skills may be an early sign of dementia. Learn to spot the first symptoms and get help.

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Resources for Caregivers

From where to get help in your community to news and research, fraud alerts and more – explore resources for families and friends caring for older adults. We didn’t cover something? Ask us a question.

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