The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) provides emotional support, respite care stipends, educational classes, and information and access to other programs for unpaid family caregivers who are providing care to:
- A person 60 years of age or older.
- A person with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or Dementia, at any age.
- Grandparent or similar (aunt, uncle, etc.) over the age of 55 who are raising grandchildren or similar (niece, nephew, etc) under the age of 18. The guardian must be the primary caregiver for the child and have the child in their custody however, legal custody is not required.
- Grandparents or similar providing care for a disabled adult grandchild or similar.
The services provided by FCSP help promote healthy aging, aging in place and family caregiver self-care. This holistic approach to care can delay or avoid entry into the Medicaid system, provides an alternative to individuals at risk of institutionalization, and supports the needs of family caregivers for self care.
To locate caregiver support programs nationally, family caregivers can call 1-800-677-1116.
For more information about support in Clackamas County, please call (503) 650-5724.
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