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Family Caregiver Support Program

Family Caregiver Support is a community-based program that helps families and caregivers who need temporary relief from the demands of providing ongoing care for a person with special needs.

The Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) helps unpaid family caregivers who are seeking relief from the demands of caregiving by providing emotional support, respite care stipends, educational classes, information and access to other programs.

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.

Caregivers who participate in this program report reduced stress and depression and are able to retain their loved ones in their home longer.

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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