Do you help someone you know with:
- Preparing meals
- Medical appointments
- Managing finances
- Dealing with a chronic condition such as diabetes, dementia or falls
- Getting in and out of chairs or bed
- Getting dressed
If so, you may be able to get help from the Family Caregiver Support Program.
Who is Eligible?
- The Family Caregiver Support Program may be able to provide assistance to you if you are helping someone who is:
- At least age 60
- Any age and has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia
- A child 18 years of age or younger and you are an older relative (not a parent) who is 55 years of age or older
- An adult with a disability and you are an older relative (not a parent) who is 55 years of age or older.
Services that may be available in your area are:
- Information and referral on resources and services in your community;
- Individual counseling to help make decisions in your caregiver role;
- Caregiving training to enhance your role as a caregiver
- Support groups where you can discuss your experiences in caregiving with others who can help with decision making and problem solving in caregiving situations.
- Respite care that offers a brief break from caregiving by providing
short-term substitute support in the home, adult day program or alternate living arrangements for overnight care