Family Caregiver Support

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides grants to States and Territories to fund a range of supports 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, organization of support groups, and training to assist caregivers in the areas of health, nutrition and financial literacy, and in making decisions and solving problems about their caregiving roles
  • 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.

Eligibility

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

Contact

For more information, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

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