Caregiver Support

The Family Caregiver Support Program provides information and assistance to family members, neighbors and friends who care for adults 60 years old and older and persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorder (regardless of age); grandparents and relative caregivers of children no older than 18 and relative caregivers of an adult child 18 to 59 with a disability. The program consists of the following components:

  • Assistance: To assess particular caregiving needs, to help identify options and provide referrals to local community-based services.
  • Information: Such as group presentations and public education to help caregivers learn of existing services and resources in their community.
  • Respite Care Services: Funding to provide short-term and temporary breaks for the caregiver that can be provided in the home, adult day care or a facility through either the Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program or the National Family Caregiver Support Program.  
  • Supplemental Services: On a limited basis to complement the care provided by the caregiver such as home modifications, adaptive equipment or needed medical/incontinent supplies.
  • Training and Support: To assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role and providing classes, support groups and one-one meetings.

Home visits are available to assist consumers and families to examine and arrange community options, short-term intervention, advocacy and prevention services.