Services for Older Adults



Caregiver Coaching and Counseling

LSS provides personalized caregiver coaching and counseling services to equip family caregivers with the knowledge, skills and tools to develop caregiving skills, take care of their own personal needs and enrich their role as caregivers.

For information or to schedule caregiver coaching and counseling, please contact your regional coordinator who will work with you to determine the supports you need and develop a plan of action.

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Caregiver Coaching and Counseling

Caregiver Coaching

Caregiver coaching provides caregivers additional tools to assist them in their caregiving role:

  • Setting reasonable, realistic and attainable goals
  • Developing effective coping skills
  • Setting realistic boundaries
  • Identifying areas in which they could use additional help
  • Obtaining additional resources
  • Affirming caregivers strengths and accomplishments

Certified caregiver coaches also assist families in developing coping skills, managing stress, planning for the future, asking for help, managing life transitions and making difficult decisions such as nursing home placement.

Caregiver Counseling

Caregiver counseling includes individual and family counseling to assist caregivers in making decisions, solving problems, family mediation and reducing stress. It may also include identifying needs, developing coping strategies, caregiver education and finding support and resources by providing:

  • In-home coaching and counseling
  • Telephone reassurance
  • Family mediation

Contact a caregiver coordinator >

Mental Health Counseling

LSS licensed therapists provide evidenced-based treatment options for individuals, couples and families to help manage stress and depression, learn new coping skills and strengthen relationships.

Contact a licensed therapist  > 

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is committed to serving all caregivers. Services may be covered by Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care (EWAC), long-term care insurance, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) or health insurance providers. Services are available on a sliding fee basis for individuals without coverage.