Nearly everyone will be a caregiver at some point in life.
And nearly everyone will need a little help providing that care.
Being responsible for someone else can feel overwhelming, especially if the role is unexpected or interferes with job responsibilities. This is why Buffalo County offers family members and other informal caregivers access to programming and education that can make being a caregiver more manageable.
The first phone call that caregivers should make is to us. Buffalo County provides free and unbiased information and assistance to connect families with in-home care providers, respite services and other caregiver resources in the area. Our staff are trained to navigate through immediate crises and provide decision-making counseling so that caregivers can make informed decisions. Buffalo County staff can also refer families to professionals that provide legal advice and financial planning services, including information about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.