FAMILY CAREGIVER FAQ
Q: What services can I receive with the Cheyenne Community Caregiver Program? A: We provide a loan closet, respite bathing, respite, housekeeping, PERS (Personal Emergency Response System), transportation, and supplemental services (lawn care, snow removal).
Q: What are the age requirements of the Cheyenne Community Caregiver Program?
A: Care recipients must be 60 years or older, or an adult aged 19-59 with a disability. Grandparents raising grandchildren are not eligible on our program.
Q: What are the income requirements of the Cheyenne Community Caregiver Program?
A: There are no income requirements for our program, however we do ask for donations to offset the cost our program contributes and to help new caregivers receive services through our program.
Q: Is there a waiting list? How long do I have to wait to get on the program?
A.: Yes, there is a waiting list. The duration of time you spend on the list is variable. There is no guarantee when you will get on the program, but we try to make it as soon as possible based on need.
Q: Do you offer a support group? Do I have to be on the program to attend a support group?
A: We offer a support group every month. You do not have to be on the program to attend, but we ask that you contact us if you are interested in attending.
Q: What do I need to do to get on the program?
A: Just contact us! We will schedule an appointment to do an initial assessment to see if you qualify. The initial assessment usually takes an hour to two hours.
Q: How long can I be on the program?
A: You can be on the program as long as you want. We perform quarterly assessments to ensure that you are receiving all the services you need.
Q: Are there other community caregiver programs available?
A: If we do not meet your needs, there are different programs and home health agencies that can help you. Contact us and we will recommend another program.
Q: How do I know if caregiving is the right choice for my loved one?
A: Only you can decide if you want to be a caregiver. Caregiving can be very stressful, having emotional, psychological, and even physical impact on the caregiver. If you are unsure whether or not your loved one should stay at home there are temporary and permanent options available to you. We do quarterly assessments on the caregiver and care reciever to ensure that both of your needs are being met. If it seems to us that further assistance is necessary we may recommend different options to you. It is your choice to follow-up on the recommendation.