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Family Caregiver Support Program

The intent of the Family Caregiver Support Program is to provide information, support and assistance to caregivers who are 55 years of age or older or who are providing care to an adult family members, neighbor or friend who is 60 years of age or older or who has Alzheimer's or a related dementia. The program consists of the following components:

Information about available services - Providing current information on opportunities and services available and linking caregivers to resources.

Assistance in gaining access to services - Providing assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services. Assesses problems and capabilities of the individuals; ensures that the individuals received the services they need, and are aware of the opportunities available to the individual.

Counseling, support groups and training - Providing advice, guidance, and instruction about options and methods of providing support to caregivers in an individual or group setting.

Limited funding for respite care - Temporarily, substitute supports or living arrangements to provide a brief period of relief or rest for caregivers. Cannot be used move than seven consecutive days nor more than fourteens days per calendar year.

Limited funding for supplemental services - Other services to support the needs of caregivers on a limited basis such as adaptive equipment, chore services, etc.

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

Contact us for more information on the Family Caregiver Program.


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