There are only four types of people in this world: those who have been caregivers; those who are currently caregivers; those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.
-- Rosalynn Carter
The true strength of the American family finds its roots
in the unwavering commitment to care for one another.
--Barack Obama, October, 2009
Believe in Yourself, Protect Your Health, Reach Out for Help
Funding for the Family Caregiver Support Program
Title IIIE of the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) funds the Family Caregiver Support Program. Nearly 80% of the care to adults is given in the home by an unpaid family caregiver. An estimated 65 million Americans provide unpaid care to seniors and people with disabilities. Family Caregiver Support services are dedicated to those who provide the care.
Who does the Family Caregiver Support Program serve?
..take Dad to his medical appointments?
..sort your Mom's mail and help her pay bills?
..help your spouse get dressed and move around the house?
..check in regularly on a loved one?
THEN YOU ARE A FAMILY CAREGIVER.
THERE IS ASSISTANCE TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE CHALLENGES AND MEET THE NEEDS OF FAMILY CAREGIVING.
If you are an unpaid family caregiver, caring for a loved one aged 60 years or older, or of any age with Alzheimer's or a dementia related disease, or a grandparent or relative (not a parent) raising a child younger than age 18, we can help you.