In the U.S., more than 34 million family caregivers provide physical, emotional, and financial support for someone age 50 or older. It is a demanding role that can take a toll on a caregiver’s health and well-being. Support services like respite care, counseling, training, and support groups can improve well-being and the ability to manage caregiving responsibilities. These services are most effective when they meet the cultural and linguistic preferences of family caregivers.
RIC invites you to explore its resources on related innovations and strategies. They highlight organizations successfully providing supports and services that are tailored to the unique communities they serve.
Alzheimer’s Los Angeles provides care counseling, trainings, and classes for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Learn about these programs, discover 15 tip sheets for caregivers (in four languages), and explore their telenovela series tailored to the Latino community.
Partnering with faith-based organizations is one strategy AgeOptions uses to reach diverse family caregivers. Read about its Caring Together, Living Better program, developed through partnerships with faith-based organizations, as well as the Paths to Faithful Caregiving training program.
Volunteers of America Minnesota-Wisconsin’s tailors caregiver support services to local African American, East African, and Hmong communities. Services include support groups, monthly breakfasts, respite, and coaching. Learn about the programs and how community health workers were trained as Caregiver Consultants.
First Person Story
Read Rosa’s story to understand the impact training and care counseling can have on family caregivers from diverse backgrounds. It also includes strategies from Rosa’s care counselor for supporting caregivers of individuals with dementia from diverse backgrounds.