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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:

Caregiver Respite

Respite is a temporary relief for caregivers including an array of services provided to dependent older individuals who need supervision. Services are provided in the older individual’s home environment on a short-term, temporary basis while the primary caregiver is unavailable or needs relief.

In addition to supervision, services may include meal preparation, housekeeping, assistance with personal care and/or social and recreational activities.

The Care Recipient:

Must be unable to perform a minimum of two activities of daily living identified through the Consumer Needs Evaluation (CNE).

Due to a cognitive or other mental impairment, requires substantial supervision because the care recipient behaves in a manner that poses a serious health or safety hazard to themselves or to another individual.