Family Caregiver Information Program (800) 510-2020
- have an aging relative or neighbor that you “watch out” for?
- live with an aging relative because they can no longer live on their own?
- coordinate care for a loved one by managing family members and paid caregivers?
- find yourself overwhelmed by the communication challenges of helping a relative with dementia?
If you answer yes to any of these, then you are a family caregiver. The Older Americans Act defines a family care giver as an adult who provides informal (non paid) in-home and community care to an older individual (over 60) or to an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.
Caregivers have a tremendous responsibility. The Family Caregiver Information Program is designed to help family caregivers find the resources they need to manage their caregiving responsibilities and take care of themselves. Examples of services helpful for caregivers are:
- Respite Care
- Support Groups and Counseling
- Financial Assistance
- Medicare Counseling
- Alzheimer’s/ Caregiver Training
The Family Caregiver Information Program can help you identify which services you need and find a providers in your area. For more information or to use the Family Caregiver Information Program call (800) 510-2020 or (805) 928 2552 Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM, email firstname.lastname@example.org Subject FCIP or come by our office in Santa Maria.