Family Caregiver Support
The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides grants to States and Territories to fund a range of support that assist caregivers.
The NFCSP offers a range of services to support family caregivers:
- Information to caregivers about available services.
- Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services.
- Individual counseling, support groups and training to assist caregivers in the areas of health, nutrition and financial literacy.
- Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities.
- Supplemental services on a limited basis.
Specific services vary by county. These services can work in conjunction with other state and community based services to provide a coordinated set of supports.
Eligible family caregivers are:
- A caregiver of any age providing care for an older adult age 60 or older or providing care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related brain disorder.
- A caregiver (who is not the birth or adoptive parent), age 55 or older, raising a related child age 18 and under or an adult with a disability.
For more information, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.