Area Agency On Aging
Family Caregiver Support
The Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide relief to caregivers who are caring for an older, functionally dependent adult or other adult relative with chronic dementia.
The program provides reimbursement for purchase of services and supplies that will reduce the burden, both financially and time-wise, on the caregiver.
An assessment is completed by a care manager who will look at the care needs of the older adult and the caregiver and develop a plan of care that outlines services and supplies available for reimbursement. The amount of reimbursement depends on the care needs of the older adult and the household income where the older adult resides, with a maximum limit of $500 per month.
Reimbursable services include, but are not limited to, respite care, personal care, day care, incontinency supplies, nutritional supplements, and lifeline units.
Eligibility for Family Caregiver Support Program
Families and individuals who are eligible for the Family Caregiver Support Program include:
- Caregivers over age 18 who reside with or provide regular care for a disabled adult over the age of 60 or an adult of any age with chronic dementia.
- Families who meet the financial guidelines of the program based on household income.