The Caregiver Support/Respite Program
Offered in Olmsted and Winona County
Caregiver Mental and Physical Health
Caregivers are at increased risk of depression and
other symptoms of distress. Perhaps you feel guilty
because you think you aren't doing enough, and
you're frustrated that you can't do more. If you're
feeling depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, that's
understandable - this is a difficult time for you…and
help is available.
Offered in Olmsted County
Elder Network Companions are there to assist your loved
one in NON MEDICAL ways. They can remind your loved
one to take MEDICATION but cannot administer it to
them. They also are not responsible for Personal Cares.
Some of the ways the companion can be useful is by
helping prepare a meal or grocery shopping, transporting
to and from activities, playing games and just being there
with your loved one while you are away. The Caregiver is
responsible for leaving Emergency information with the companion in case a situation may arise.