Family Caregivers

 
 

Are you a family caregiver?

Do you:

  • 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?Family Caregiver Image

  • 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:

Home Care Services Checklist (page 31)

Your Guide to Hiring & Supervising Your Own In-home Worker

Oregon Homecare Commission Registry System

Retirement Connection