Caregiver Resources and Services
Families are the foundation of care for older adults in the United States. The Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to support family members who are caring for adults 60 years of age or older. The support services offered to caregivers are:
- Information about resources
- Education, training and support groups
- Short-term in-home support services
- Assistance in accessing services.
Education and Training
These services provide counseling to caregivers to assist in decision-making and problem-solving related to the caregiver role. It includes providing counseling to individuals and support groups and caregiver training for individual caregivers and families.
These services provide the dissemination of accurate, timely, and relevant information for informal caregivers, older relative caregivers caring for children 18 years of age and under, and the public through publications, large group presentations, seminars, health fairs, and mass media.