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National Family Caregiver Support Program

The National Family Caregiver's Support Program offers a range of services to support family caregivers.  Under this program, states provide five types of services:

  • information to caregivers about available services
  • assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services
  • individual counseling, organization of support groups and caregiver training
  • respite care
  • supplemental services on a limited basis

These services work in conjunction with other state and community-based services to provide coordinated sets of supports. The following individuals are eligible:

  • adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals 60 years of age and older
  • adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
  • grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under the age of 18
  • grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing are to adults age 18-59 with disabilities

Learn more. Please visit the Administration for Community Living website and the CT Department on Aging website to find out about the National Family Caregiver Support Program.

You can also call 1-800-994-9422 (Toll Free) or contact your local Area Agency on Aging:

Agency on Aging of South Central CT
1-203-785-8533 www.aoascc.org

North Central Area Agency on Aging
1-860-724-6443 www.ncaaact.org 

Senior Resources/Eastern CT Agency on Aging
1-860-887-3561 www.seniorresourcesec.org 

Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
1-203-333-9288 www.swcaa.org 

Western CT Area Agency on Aging
1-203-757-5449 www.wcaaa.org

Date Modified: 08/08/2017

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