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The Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Native American Caregiver Support Program provides support to Native American citizens in the following counties: Creek, Hughes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, McIntosh, Muskogee, Tulsa, and Wagoner

 

A respite worker is someone who provides temporary relief to a primary caregiver of a sick, aging, or disabled person, typically a family member, friend neighbor, etc. This allows the caregiver a break while the care receiver still has safety, supervision, and companionship.

 

Offering your time as a respite worker provides the caregiver the opportunity to recharge and have balance in their life.  By giving your time as a respite worker, you’re not only helping the caregiver you’re relieving, but you’re also bringing companionship to someone who might not have the opportunity to see many people. You’re providing the care receiver with a change in their routine and offering a new presence that can bring a sense of excitement and joy to their life.  The respite worker’s main purpose is to ensure the care receiver is comfortable while their primary caregiver is away. You may be responsible for cleaning, cooking, or other chores.

Qualifications to work as a respite care worker requires completing a background check.

Caregiver Program Application

Services Provided

Caregiver Support Program Pamphlet

For additional information, to apply, or to be a respite worker for the Caregiver Program, please contact one of the Caregiver Advocates at their information below:

Jenny Smith                                                 Eric Yahola
        PO Box 580                                           614 Spokoke Circle
Okmulgee, OK 74447                                 Wetumka, OK 74883
918-549-2459                                               918-698-3022
Jensmith@muscogeenation.com              Tiyahola@muscogeenation.com

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