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.

Companionship
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.


What is Respite Care?

Respite means to rest or to relieve yourself from work.
Families that care for an older adult loved one
(caregivers) often do not get a break from caregiving.
We train adults that can stay with the older adult, so
the family can leave for short periods of time to take
care of themselves.

The respite program offers affordable, dependable
companionship to older adults who need someone to
remain with them (for safety and social interaction),
while the regular caregiver is away at work, vacationing,
attending functions, etc.  This program is available with
a minimum of 4 hours a week, times are flexible.  All
companions are trained and background checked.

 

Olmsted - 1130 1/2 7th Street NW Suite 205
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: 1-507-285-5272

Winona - 1756 Kraemer Dr., Suite 110,
Winona MN 55987
Phone: 1-507-452-0580

Wabasha - P.O. Box 45
Wabasha, MN 55981
Phone: 1-651-565-3237