Caregivers provide assistance to another individual suffering from an illness, disability, or other limiting condition. Rural caregivers face additional challenges such as geographical isolation, gaps in rural service delivery systems, and the unique needs of agricultural workers with disabilities.
The Ohio AgrAbility Project recognizes the unique needs of rural caregivers and provides resources specifically for them, which is why Ohio AgrAbility has partnered with the Ohio State University College of Nursing and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities to form the Caregiver Support Network.
The Caregiver Support Network is a planned workshop and webinar series for caregivers, advocates and service providers.
To make these workshops easily accessible to people across Ohio, we are hosting the workshops at several "local" sites. Each local site will connect to the workshop electronically and have on-site facilitators to lead conversations about each topic.
Ask Questions, Get Answers, Learn and Connect
Register here: go.osu.edu/caregiver20 $10/person
We’re kicking off the Caregiver Support Network series with a workshop February 22, 2020: Resilience Building and Resource Sharing:
Managing caregiver burnout
Rural health strategies for telemedicine
Helpful gadgets, tools and technology for caregivers
Connecting to local resources
The Caregiver Support Network is a collaboration between Ohio AgrAbility, OSU Extension, OSU College of Nursing Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth, and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.