Caregiver Programs

The Caregiver programs of Homage Senior Services include: Family Caregiver Support Program and the Kinship Caregiver Program. You can find more information about each of these programs below.

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Family Caregiver Support Program

Caregiving is a stressful and often unrecognized role for many friends and family members of seniors and people with disabilities. The Family Caregiver Support Program helps unpaid caregivers (18+) care for their loved ones while meeting their own mental, physical and emotional needs.

Working with a Family Caregiver Specialist, you will identify areas you’d like help with and learn about the community resources that best fit your particular situation. Caregiver support groups, educational programs, self-care tips, and referrals to community resources are available to decrease your stress and improve self-confidence in your caregiving role.

Support services:

  • Family caregiver programs serving Snohomish County – www.snocare.org
  • Supportive and educational workshops and seminars
  • TCARE screenings and assessments for referrals to respite care and other services
  • Care management and personalized consultation
  • Caregiver-focused events – www.snocare.org/events

Kinship Caregiver Program
There are many Grandparents, Step Grandparents, and extended Family members who are raising a relative’s child in Snohomish County.  Are you one of them?

The Kinship Caregiver Program links Kin-Families to resources unique to their individual needs.

Kinship Connections:
You are not alone! Meet with other kin-caregivers in a safe space to ask questions, be heard, and share in the kinship journey.

Kinship Caregiver Support Program:   Often Kinship Caregivers face unexpected financial challenges they have difficulty meeting. Caregivers who qualify may receive limited assistance for common needs that arise when caring for kin-children. Pre-screening is required and the application process is not suitable to respond to financial emergencies.

Information and Resources:   Getting the right supports in place can be tricky. Equip yourself with information about resources specific to your needs, and information related to state benefits, legal options, resources for special needs, self-advocacy and learn how to navigate systems.

The Kinship Caregiver Program can also provide one-on-one consultation, family meeting support, and respite care referrals.

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Senior Companion Program

Sometimes, all a senior needs is a little help with tasks of daily living to stay in their homes. Senior Companion Volunteers can provide companionship and socialization, transportation assistance, light meal prep, light organizing and respite support.

Do you need a little help? Call 425-265-2225

Senior Companions are volunteers age 55+ who serve between 8 to 40 hours per week helping an average of two to four seniors live independently in their own homes.

 Volunteers receive orientation, training, mileage, supplemental insurance while on duty, and may even qualify to earn a tax-free hourly stipend.

Interested in volunteering?  APPLY HERE

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Foster Grandparent Program

Participating in the Foster Grandparent program can make a difference in the life of a child and enrich your life as well! The Foster Grandparent program is a mentoring program designed to pair seniors with children with special and/or exceptional needs for one-on-one support at community locations, such as Schools, Daycares, Child Care Centers, Social Centers, Clubs or hospitals.

Volunteers (55 and over) must commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week. A stipend is offered to low income volunteers who are background checked, fingerprinted & trained. Students are chosen by the schools. Homage provides the administrative support, volunteer recognition & on-going training as required by the grant.

Become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer by filling out  an application Apply Here

For additional questions or comments contact: 

Adelheid Arbogast
Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator
aarbogast@homage.org
(425) 514-3188

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Contact Information:

Family Caregiver Support

425.513.1900
800.422.2024
caregiver@homage.org

Homage Senior Services
5026 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Kinship Caregiver Program

425.513.1900
seniorinfo@homage.org

Senior Companion Program

 425.265.2225
mhiggins@homage.org

This program has volunteer opportunities - Learn More...

Center for Healthy Living
5026 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Foster Grandparent Program
425-514-3188