Are you a family caregiver?
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.
Who is eligible?
- Unpaid family caregivers who are caring for someone over the age of 60 or an adult of any age with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.
- Grandparents/relatives (other than parent) age 55 and older who are caring for a child under the age of 18.
- A parent or older relative caregiver age 55 or older who lives with, and is the primary caregiver for an individual with disabilities age 18 or older.
- Not currently connected to other care supports through Medicaid Long Term Services Supports and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Resources available through this program include:
- Information and referral
- Options counseling
- Short-term respite services*
- Medical equipment or adaptive aids to make caregiving safer and easier*
- Individual counseling*
- Support groups
- Caregiver training
- Annual Family Caregiver Conference
*As funding allows
For more information about our Family Caregiver Support Program, call 1-855-ORE-ADRC (673-2372).
How do I find a caregiver?
There are several options to find a caregiver. Looking at natural supports is a good place to start. Are there family, friends or neighbors you can ask for help? Another option is to hire someone through an in-home agency or privately.
Here are some resources to help you find a caregiver: