National Family Caregiver Support Program


   
http://www.aoa.gov
/AoA_programs/HCLTC/Caregiver/index.aspx


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Area(s) Served:
Nationwide

Contracted Provider:
Not Applicable

Description:

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Through Title III of the Older Americans Act, the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides direct help to eligible family and informal caregivers. In southwestern Ohio, Council on Aging combines resources from NFCSP with other local programs to provide assistance to as many caregivers as possible.

Types of assistance that may be provided through this program include:

  1. Information to caregivers about available services
  2. Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services
  3. Counseling/Education/Training
  4. Respite care*
  5. Supplemental services -- additional services and supports needed to help people stay independent in their homes (limited)*

*The care recipient must meet specific criteria.


Eligibility

  1. Family caregivers (of any age), of a person with Alzheimer`s disease or a related dementia may be served regardless of the age of the person with dementia
  2. Grandparents and other relative caregivers providing care to children (under age 18 years) may receive services at 55 years of age and older
  3. Grandparent or relative caregivers (age 55 and older) who provide care for adult children (ages 19--59) with a disability

For more information, call Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025.