Family Caregiver Support Program

Do you help someone you know with:

    • Transportation
    • Housework
    • Preparing meals
    • Medications
    • 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