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.

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.