We want to hear from you! Snohomish County is conducting a survey to help plan the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. Your response to the survey will help with the development of the 2016-2019 Area Plan on Aging for Snohomish County. Average completion time for the survey is less than 10 minutes - www.surveymonkey.com/s/SnoCoAging.
New Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes are planned for March. Click here for details.
An estimated 85% of all home care is provided by unpaid caregivers. More 25% of adults have cared for a family member or friend, who is chronically ill, disabled or elderly, at some point in the past year. Caregiving can mean assisting with tasks such as bathing, dressing, or housekeeping or it may include helping with bill paying, decision making, finding resources, or providing emotional support.
Through partnering with a Family Caregiver Specialist, caregivers identify the areas they want assistance and learn about community resources that best fit their situation. Caregiver support groups, educational programs, self-care tips, and referrals to community resources can all improve caregiver self-confidence and decrease stress.