Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) supports unpaid family caregivers with the challenges of their caregiving role. Free services include information and referral, case management, limited respite care assistance, referrals to counseling, and delivery of evidence-based programming to support caregivers and people with chronic conditions.
FCSP provides emotional support, educational classes, and information as well as access to other programs for unpaid family caregivers providing care for:
- a person 60 years of age or older
- a person with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or Dementia or other organic brain diseases 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; legal custody is not required.
- grandparents or similar providing care for a disabled adult grandchild or similar, over the age of 18
FCSP services 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, provide an alternative to individuals at risk of institutionalization, and support the self-care needs of family caregivers.
For local information or to get involved, call 503-650-5724.
To locate caregiver support programs nationally, family caregivers can call 1-800-677-1116.
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