FAMILY CAREGIVER CENTER
The Family Caregiver Center provides support and services to caregivers of individuals age 60 or over or an individual of any age who has dementia or a related disorder. The goal of the program is to reduce caregiver stress and to support the individual’s ability to remain in the community with loved ones rather than be institutionalized. Caregivers are referred to the program through our Aging & Disability Resource Center. The referrals can come from professionals, caregivers, friends or relatives.
What services can I receive from the
Family Caregiver Center?
When an individual is referred to the Family
Caregiver Center, they are contacted by a
Family Caregiver Specialist who completes a
comprehensive assessment. The Specialist
provides options counseling to the caregiver
that includes information about community
resources and services. Options counseling
supports the caregiver with the knowledge they
need to better navigate the social service and
healthcare systems. Improved ability to
navigate these systems decreases caregiver
stress and increases their ability to care for their
loved one in the community.
Are there eligibility requirements or
costs to participate?
There is no cost to speak to a Family Caregiver
Specialist for information and resources.
FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS →
The Family Caregiver Support Groups provide education and emotional support and assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role.
BRI/CARE CONSULTATION →
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (BRI)/Care Consultation is an evidence-based, personalized coaching program for caregivers of an older adult with a chronic condition.
REACH II →
Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH II) is a support program for those caring for loved one with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia.