Family Caregiver Support Program

Since 2001, the Family Caregiver Support Program has worked to stimulate the local counties and towns to generate and offer support to family members who care for senior relatives (60+) at home. Direct assistance to caregivers is under development in the form of:

  • enhanced information about available community services;
  • assistance in accessing services;
  • support groups, caregiver training, and individual counseling;
  • respite care; and,
  • supplemental services of various kinds.

A regional Family Caregiver Resource Specialist advises and monitors county use of federal/state grant funds (including those through Title III E of the Older Americans Act), which are to provide direct service in the above categories and leverage additional community services from other partner organizations.