Services

Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program

offers the following services to families of the Kenai Peninsula:

Information and referrals:
If you think you may be a family caregiver, need information on your loved one's condition or disease, are unsure what programs may be available to you, or just want to talk about how you are feeling, we can help. We have many fact sheets about taking care of elderly loved ones, as well as caregiver guides, caregiver books, dvd's and pamphlets.

We will find out more about your specific situation, and then tailor an informational packet targeted to your unique needs. We will help you fill out paperwork, call agencies on your behalf, and be your advocate in whatever you need assistance with.

Access to needed services:
If we determine that you qualify for specific programs that we do not offer, we will help you gain access to those programs from other agencies. We will investigate the programs based on your needs, make phone calls on your behalf, and do whatever is needed to help you gain access to the services.

Support Meetings

Support Meetings: (check our What's Happening This Month page)
We have regularly scheduled support meetings:


  • The first Tuesday of each month at the Sterling Senior Center from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
  • The second Tuesday of each month at the Soldotna Senior Center from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
  • The third Tuesday of each month at the Kenai Senior Center from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
  • The fourth Tuesday of each month at the Blazy Mall, Suite 209, Soldotna from 11:00am -2:00 pm Coffee’s On! Drop by our office to access our lending library, durable goods loan closet, to review the topic of the month, to ask questions, or just visit.

Caregiver Training, Education, Counseling:
We offer regular caregiver training in combination with our support meetings and can provide one on one counseling as needed.

Training

If you, as a caregiver, feel you need a specific training on a subject or topic, call us and we will schedule it. We have many contacts within the community who are always very happy to help family caregivers by lending their time and expertise. We also have a very diverse library with many educational DVD's and books with new titles being added all the time.

If you are unable to attend caregiver training, but would still like to learn about various aspects of caregiving, we have training DVD's at our office. You can check them out and watch them at home, or spend an hour or so at our office and watch them on our devices.

We offer one-on-one counseling. Caregiving can be very demanding, and can also feel very isolating. We are here to help. We understand what caregivers go through and the roller coaster of emotions they sometimes feel they are on. Sometimes caregivers just need a sympathetic ear, or need to know that what they are feeling is not unusual and is actually very normal. We can help validate what caregivers feel.

Respite:
We offer temporary respite to help relieve caregivers of their caregiving role. Caregivers need to get out and do things for themselves in order to refresh and renew their spirits. It is only when they are refreshed that they can take good care of their loved one. Trying to do everything by themselves with no outside help does not help anyone, least of all the elderly loved ones. If you need a break once in a while, call us. We can help.

Supplemental Services:
We offer supplemental services to complement care already being received by family caregivers. Supplemental Services consist of incontinent supplies and referrals for minor home modifications.  All of these services are free of charge.

Helping Family and Friends Care for the Kenai Peninsula Seniors!