Family Caregiver Support
Are you the caregiver for a family member or loved one?
Family Caregiver Support Program … Keeping families together for as long as possible.
Caregivers face a substantial financial burden in caring for their loved ones.
Recognizing the financial burden faced by caregivers, Congress has allocated funding to provide support to caregivers who are responsible for the care of their loved ones.
The Family Caregiver Support Program was established in the year 2000 as part of the Older Americans Act. The program provides five services to caregivers who are providing in-home care to someone, age 60 or older, with functional deficits and/or someone, age 55 or older, caring for a child, age 18 or younger or a disabled adult.
Trident Area Agency on Aging may provide family caregivers with the following services:
- Information about resources available to assist in locating services from private and volunteer agencies.
- Assistance to families in locating services.
- Caregiver training, peer support, and counseling to help families cope with the emotional and physical stresses associated with caring for a loved one.
- Financial assistance for respite care in the caregiver’s home or private facility.
- Supplemental services to assist the caregiver with supplies needed to care for loved ones.
Family Caregiver Support Program Services are funded through Title III-E of the Older Americans Act.