Caregiver Support in Carroll County
National Family Caregiver Support Program
The National Family Caregiver Support Program is a federally funded program requiring each state to provide a support program for caregivers. Passed as an amendment to the Older Americans Act in 2000, each state is required to have a program to meet the needs of caregivers. Note: There are no income requirements to receive assistance from this program.
People who may benefit from this program:
- Caregivers who are caring for someone older than age 60. While many caregivers are family members, this program can also assist caregivers who are not related by blood or marriage. This program is also for caregivers of a person of any age with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder.
- Grandparents and other relative caregivers over the age of 55 who are caring for a child age 18 or under and grandparents or relative caregivers providing care for adult children with a disability who are between 19 - 59 years of age. The caregivers must be age 55 years and older and cannot be the child’s natural or adoptive parent.
Education, Training, Referrals
- Monthly caregiver updates available via email or mail
- Education and training in coordination with other organizations in Carroll County
- Information, assistance, and referrals to local agencies and services that would be beneficial to the caregivers
- Resource library
Respite and Supplemental Services
- Respite Services offer once a year assistance of up to $500 toward respite care
- Supplemental services are funds allocated to provide supplies to help with care provided by the caregiver such as specialized medical equipment, cost of medications and personal hygiene items