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    Programs that provide training for family members and other informal caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself. The focus of the training is on building the skills and capacity of the caregiver to manage their caregiving role. Some programs include a caregiver assessment, development of an individualized plan that focuses on the caregiver, setting goals and establishing a routine for ongoing support for the caregiver.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ACHIEVA Respite CareTrained caregivers provide respite care, sitter, homemaker, and companion services, in-home and out-of-home, for a period of three hours to 30 days. Siblings may be included.AlleghenyACHIEVAACHIEVA
    Area Agency on Aging – Butler County (Caregiver Support Program)Assistance for the care receiver and services to support the caregiver, designed to allow the care receiver to continue living at home. The program is designed to reduce caregiver stress and reinforce the care being given to family members. Offers assessment, care management, benefits counseling, care-giving skills training, support and financial assistance with expenses in purchasing supplies, home modifications and assistive devices.ButlerButler County Area Agency on AgingButler County Health and Human Services
    Family Caregiver SupportProvides a combination of services and financial assistance to families caring for a functionally dependent older relative living with them. Services include: comprehensive needs assessment, benefits counseling, caregiver training and education. Families are provided with financial assistance with ongoing caregiving expenses, home modifications and assistive devices. A Family Caregiver Support Group is held once a month. Please call the office for details.FranklinFranklin County Area Agency on AgingFranklin County Human Services
    Greater Erie Community Action Committee - Central Office - Family Caregiver Support ProgramProvides reimbursement for care giving expenses for people caring for parents, spouses, children or relatives that live at home. Benefits provided include: * Financial benefits to reimburse for out of pocket expenses for personal care, adult day care, skilled nursing and household expenses up to $500 per month * Home modification or assistive devices such as ramps, stair lifts, wheelchairs etc. up to $2,000 lifetime benefit * Information and referral on resources and services in your community * Respite care that offers a brief break from care giving by providing short-term support in your home or overnight care * Benefits counseling to review existing benefits and identify potential new benefits * Caregiver training to enhance your role as a caregiver * Care coordination to determine the necessary support and services your loved one will needErieGreater Erie Community Action Committee - Central OfficeGreater Erie Community Action Committee
    Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging - Main OfficeThe central administrative office of the Jefferson County AAA offer access to programs and services including aging waiver, assessment, care management, congregate meals, domiciliary care, family care giver, healthy activities, home delivered meals, information and assistance, legal assistance, outreach, personal care services, placement services, transportation services, volunteer services as well as access to PA Link.JeffersonJefferson County Area Agency on Aging - Main OfficeJefferson County Area Agency on Aging
    Lifesteps, Inc. - Autism Waiver Services, Family TrainingFamily Training is a service to develop expertise in the participant's family and informal care network so that caregivers can help the participant acquire, retain, or improve skills that directly improve the individual's ability to live independently. Training may include communication skills, stress reduction, self-direction, daily living skills, environmental adaptations, and socializing.ButlerAdult and Senior ServicesLifesteps
    Nurse Aide (CNA) Training ProgramFor anyone interested in a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), we offer free pre-clinical classes to get you ready and scholarships for clinical training. Check out our calendar for the next available class. Call or visit us to learn more! Skills to Be Learned: * Professional Attitude and Ethics * Stress Management * Conflict Resolution * Communication Essentials * Legal and Ethical Issues * Caring for Yourself * Basic Human Anatomy * Mathematics for the CNA * Diversity Interactions * Language and the Profession * Healthcare Teamwork * Medical Terminology * Infection Control * Abuse and Prevention * Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies CumberlandEmployment Skills CenterEmployment Skills Center
    Placement ServicesTemporary placement of an abused, neglected, or dependent child in a foster family or group home; permanent placement of children in an adoptive home if return to natural family is not possible. Children & Youth must seek termination of parental rights after a child is in placement for 15 months if the family has not made significant progress in resolving dependency issues.DauphinDauphin County Social Services Children & YouthDauphin County Social Services Children & Youth
    Training & Technical Assistance Prog for Child Care ProviderProvides a training and technical assistance service to infant/toddler and preschool caregivers who care for children in child care programs.DauphinPenn State Capital Area Early Childhood TrainingPenn State Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support LineToll-free support line for those who provide care for veterans living with the effects of war, disability, chronic illness, or aging. The support line provides information on VA caregiver support resources and "warm" referral to caregiver support coordinators located in all VA medical centers. The support line is also available to respond to inquiries about the caregiver benefits associated with the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Services for Family Caregivers of Post 9/11 VeteransFamily Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for Veterans. VA recognizes that Family Caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care. Additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers. Services Available to Family Caregivers through this Program include:
    • Monthly stipend,
    • Travel expenses (including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans undergoing care),
    • Access to health care insurance (if the Caregiver is not already entitled to care or services under a health care plan),
    • Mental health services and counseling,
    • Comprehensive VA Caregiver training provided by Easter Seals,
    • Respite care (not less than 30 days per year).
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Caregiver Support ProgramVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide support to family caregivers of veterans. There are many available services and supports through VAPHS and the national VA caregiver support program, including a specialized program for caregivers of eligible veterans who were seriously injured or psychologically injured in the line of duty on or after 9/11 (go to for more information). In addition, VAPHS his many home and community-based care programs that are designed to promote the care of the veteran at home by providing the caregiver assistance. There are also various support groups and educational opportunities available. AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Adult Day Health CareVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Adult Day Health Care is a therapeutically-oriented outpatient program that provides health maintenance, rehabilitative services, socialization, and caregiver support for veterans in a group setting. An interdisciplinary team of health .professionals and support staff help participants and their caregivers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to manage care in their home. The dementia program for the memory impaired is located in a secure room; the general program is located in an open, monitored room. Features:
    • Individualized program of care,
    • Mid-day meal, nutritious snacks and beverages (special dietary needs accommodated),
    • Monthly activity and recreation schedule, including therapeutic programs such as ceramics, music therapy, gardening, card games, Bingo, off-station trips, and more,
    • Flexible hours and individualized schedules (open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 4:00pm, except on most federal holidays),
    • Affordable care (cost is based on income and service-connected disability, but never more than $15/day; there is no co-pay for veterans who have a 10% or higher service-connected disability),
    • Assistance with travel arrangements (veterans must live within a one-hour driving distance of the HJ Heinz campus; the caregiver is responsible for arranging transportation).
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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