At WRC Senior Services, we work closely with older adults and their caregivers to connect them to the best services to meet their needs. We also offer a variety of free web resources. Take some time to browse through the resources we offer.

You will find a Guide to Long Term Care. This defines the different levels of care available to older adults and the types of services provided in each.

You will find Links to the most common educational resources for caregivers, as well as organizations that can assist you with caring for your loved one.

Have additional questions? Please give us a call at 814-849-1205.

Resources available by phone & online

Although caregiving for an elderly loved one is rewarding, it is also stressful and physically and mentally draining. No matter how strong you think you are, everyone needs a support system and someone to talk to, vent to, share ideas with. If you are holding in a lot of pent-up feelings of frustration, anger, guilt or fear, it will eventually manifest in other ways such as health problems of your own.

Resources available by phone

AARP Caregiving Support: 1-877-333-5885
Alzheimer’s Association: 1-800-272-3900
American Cancer Society: 1-800-227-2345
National Center on Caregiving: 1-800-445-8106

There are also groups you can get involved in online:

AARP Online Caregiver Support Group
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Forums
American Cancer Society Online Communities
Family Caregiver Alliance Online Support Group

Links

There are a variety of resources out there for you as a caregiver. These are links to websites you may find helpful. If you can’t find the information you need or aren’t sure where to look, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 814-849-1205, or contact us online using the form on the right.

 

Speaker’s Bureau

WRC Senior Services has a Speaker’s Bureau. We would gladly come speak at any community groups, churches, clubs or businesses at no charge. Here is just a sampling of the many topics we can present.

Information about our services

  • Laurelbrooke Landing continuing care retirement community in Brookville
  • McKinley Health Center – our nursing and short stay rehab community
  • Laurelbrooke Personal Care
  • The Laurels – residential housing
  • The Village – residential housing
  • Edgewood Heights personal care in New Bethlehem
  • Ridgmont personal care in Ridgway
  • Highland Oaks personal care in Shippenville
  • North Fork Heights – apartments for the elderly with income eligibility guidelines
  • Home Solutions ­– home health care agency serving Jefferson, Clearfield, Clarion and Elk counties
  • The Villas at Water Run – Continuing Care Retirement Community
  • The Transitional Care Model at WRC and What It Means for You
  • WRC History and Mission

Information about healthy aging

  • How to Lower Your Blood Pressure
  • How to Lower Your LDL Cholesterol
  • Smoking Cessation
  • How to Regulate Blood Glucose
  • How to Combat Depression
  • Exercise for Older Adults
  • Preventing Bone Loss and Muscle Weakness
  • The Importance of Immunizations
  • Tips for Healthy Cooking
  • Preventing Illness

Information about caregiving

  • Resources for the Family Caregiver
  • Dealing with Caregiver Stress
  • Talking to Your Loved One about Long Term Care
  • The Difference between Personal Care and Assisted Living
  • Economic Impact of Long Term Care on Individuals

Information about specific diseases

  • Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia