Area Agency on Aging has a variety of services intended to support caregivers on their caregiving journey.
Caregiver Resource Network
We realize, whether caregiving is new to you or you've been at it for years, help along your journey is important. The Caregiver Resource Network was created to include resources in our nine county region (Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola). Based on the topic you ask for help with, a variety of resources will be provided to you including: service listings, support groups, podcasts, articles covering various caregiver issues, classes and events.
Family Caregiver University
Caregiving is both rewarding and challenging. Many times individuals are thrown into this role with no training and, often, no support. Family Caregiver University provides practical education and support to caregivers in West Michigan, one class at a time. All classes are taught by community experts and are open to individuals providing care to their family members.