Questions To Ask Yourself
Are you a caregiver? Do you help an older family member pay bills or do household chores such as meal preparation, laundry, or cleaning? Do you assist with medication, provide transportation, shop, or run errands for a loved one? What about dressing, toileting, bathing, or feeding? Do you have to help arrange and coordinate outside services?
If you anwered yes to any of these, you are probably a caregiver.
About the NFCSP
The purpose of the program is to help families sustain their efforts to care for older relatives with chronic illness or disability in their homes. This program is available through the Commission and local Area Agencies on Aging and Disability. The NFCSP was authorized under the Older Americans Act Amendment of 2000. Funding is provided by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Adult family members (age 18 years or older) or other adult informal caregivers providing care to
individuals 60 years of age and older.
Adult family members or other adult informal caregivers providing care to individuals any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to adults, age 18 to 59 years, with disabilities.
Grandparent and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under the age of 18 years who:
What kind of help is available?
Information about available services, assistance in gaining access to supportive services, individual counseling, support groups, caregiver training, and respite care for temporary relief, such as: personal
care, homemaker, adult day care, and in-home adult care.
Supplemental services may also be available, including: home delivered meals, medical equipment and supplies, minor home modification, and personal response systems.
*Availability of services may vary depending on service area.
Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability’s Information and Assistance Line for enrollment in the NFCSP. You may also use the Statewide Toll Free Line,