The population of Wyoming is growing older. According to the 2018 Wyoming Health Assessment, Wyoming is a rapidly aging state, where the elderly population – 65 and older – grew 3.7% in a single year. By 2030, it is projected that the elderly population will make up over one-fifth of the state’s residents.
Many of those seniors will require some form of in-home care and many times it’s the family members and loved ones of the senior that become in-home caregivers. All too often a loved one may seek but not know where to find education on what to do, how to do it and might even just need time to complete the shopping.
The HUB on Smith operates the Family Caregiver Support Program. This program assists caregivers through education, training, counseling, respite, and other necessary services.
Often the caregiver experiences physical demands, emotional stress and conflicts from outside work or other forces. The Family Caregiver Support Program offers assistance with problems like these and many more that may arise.
During an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Family Caregiver Support Program Coordinator for the HUB on Smith Denise Hawley empathized with caregivers who may have taken on the role for a loved one but now seek information and support.
For more information on The Family Caregiver Support Program and find contact information visit https://thehubsheridan.org/family-caregiver-support/.