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Virtual Caregiver Support

Sol is a support group you can attend without having to find a respite caregiver, drive for miles or even put your shoes on.

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Caregiver support that’s online, on your time.

Whether you are caring for an elderly parent, ill spouse or disabled child, caregivers need a safe place to share tips, voice frustrations and gain valuable tools to improve their lives and the lives of those they provide care to. Just as essential, this support needs to be easy to access.

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One-on-one advocacy

Free with your alska membership.

Give it a try! Try alska free for 30 days. We won’t ask for your payment information and at the end of your trial period, you can cancel or continue using all the features for just $8.99 per month.  Your subscription gives you access to all the features of alska, including the tool to better manage care for your loved one, education to become a more confident and empowered caregiver, and all the caregiver support groups you want to attend.

You will also have free access to webinars and ask the expert events featuring medical professionals, legal experts and financial experts to help you navigate the complexities of caregiving. Our new “Ask the Advocate” helpline connects you with professional patient advocates to provide personal guidance for your caregiving challenges.  You now have a partner on your caregiving journey.

  • ONLINE CAREGIVING TOOL
  • EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUPS
  • FREE WEBINARS & ASK-THE-EXPERTS EVENTS
  • COMPLIMENTARY “ASK THE ADVOCATE” HELPLINE
  • ACCESS TO ONE ON ONE ADVOCACY SUPPORT
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Caregiver Support Group Schedule

  • Thu Aug 31, 2017

    Weekly Caregiver Support Group in Excelsior, Minnesota

    6:00-7:30 pm Central Standard Time

    Join other caregivers for support, respite and rejuvenation every Thursday evening in our Minnesota office. This is a time for caregivers who are in any caregiving situation to de-stress, share their frustrations and get encouragement and tips on how to be a more effective advocate for their loved one while maintaining their own health and sanity. All groups will be facilitated and guest speakers will be featured throughout the year. For a list of upcoming topics and directions you can email michelle@alska.com. No pre-registration necessary.

  • Thu Aug 3, 2017

    Balancing work and caregiving

    12:00-1:00 pm Central Standard Time

    Nearly 20% of today’s workforce are also providing care to a loved one so you are not alone. It is extremely challenging to try to manage care of your loved one, your own needs and a career. Learn how to assess if you have the time and energy required to take on the role of primary caregiver, how to get the help you need from other family members and how to make your employer aware of your needs without putting your job at risk.

  • Mon Aug 7, 2017

    Caring for a loved one with Dementia

    6:00-7:00 pm Central Standard Time

    If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, you are a member of a rapidly growing group. Get support from others who understand the unique needs of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

  • Wed Aug 16, 2017

    Webinar-Advanced Care Planning

    6:00-7:00 pm Central Standard Time

    Get expert advice on creating advanced directives and get your questions answered.

ALSKA ADVOCACY HELPLINE

One on one virtual or telephone advocacy session

Need personal guidance on a caregiving issue or help with the challenges of navigating the healthcare system? You can schedule a one time session or regular sessions with an experienced patient advocate so you don't have to go it alone.

Advocacy Pricing

  • $35

    30 Minute Session

  • $60

    60 Minute Session

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Discounts available on weekly or monthly session bundles.

Our advocates are experienced healthcare professionals, caregivers and former patients who understand the complex issues that can arise when you are a patient yourself or are assisting a loved one through an illness.  They will help you pull all the information together, prepare for medical appointments, communicate effectively with care teams and better manage family dynamics to keep everyone focused on the task at hand.

*Advocates do not offer medical advice, treat illness or advise on treatment options.