This program provides information, resources and referrals for services to Older Adults and their caregivers. These services reduce caregiver stress and provide older adults with information and access to services to assure they can “age in place” successfully. Areas the advocate may assist with include: application assistance with financial programs, homecare and support group resources, healthcare directive completion, food programs, issues related to caring for someone living with dementia and more.

Advocates can assist in many different ways including conversations via phone, home visit, or a family meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

One person within the caregiving circle must live within Goodhue, Rice or Wabasha Counties.

An eligible caregiver is:

  1. An adult (18+) family member or another individual, i.e. friend or neighbor, who is an informal provider of in-home and community care to:
    1. an individual age 60 or older; or
    2. an individual, regardless of age, with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction
  2. An older relative caregiver (55+) (parent, grandparent or relative by blood, marriage or adoption) who lives with and is the primary caregiver for:
    1. an individual with a disability, age 19-59; or
    2. a child under the age of 18 (cannot be the parent)