Family and Caregivers

Support and Resources are Available to Help Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Calumet County Caregiver Coalition - Calumet Area Aging Network (CAAN)

A Caregiver Coalition is a group of community-based organizations, health care providers, experienced caregivers, and others working with a common mission to provide family caregivers in our community with a link to vital services and support.

The mission of the Calumet Area Aging Network (CAAN) is to improve the quality of life for seniors and their support systems by developing and sharing information through education, events and networking in the Calumet County Area. The group consists of persons in the community, both professionals and nonprofessional who have a passion for improving the quality of life for seniors.

The group meets in-person and/or virtually the last Thursday of each month from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Uptown Commons, 49 W. Main Street, Chilton.  New members are always welcome. Please call the ADRC at (920) 849-1451 for more information.

  1. WHO is a careGIVER?

Many who are helping others don't often think of themselves as "caregivers." But when one or more of the following types of situations arise, it's time to start considering yourself as a caregiver:

  • A health problem is cramping your mother's lifestyle
  • You are helping out with a parent's financial issues
  • Home maintenance is slipping - the grass is overgrown, and things are broken, but not repaired
  • The refrigerator is poorly stocked and food is going bad
  • Your grandfather has died and your grandmother is alone for the first time in 40 years
  • Dad seems distracted on the phone and you are concerned about his memory

You are not alone! There is a wealth of caregiving resources, support groups, and other information for all different kinds of caregivers. Contact the ADRC Specialist at (920) 849-1451 to learn more about caregiver resources.