The Caregiver Support Program assists unpaid caregivers who arrange or provide for care for an older adult living in the community.
Limited reimbursement is available for the following:
- Respite or personal care services and/or supplies
- Medical equipment not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurances
- Home modifications to improve safety or accessibility.
More Program Information:
- Caregiver education and support groups are also offered to enhance the caregiver role.
- Caregiver Support Program assistance is also available for caregivers aged 55 or older who are providing care for a relative aged 18 to 59 with a non-dementia disability.
- This program also assists Grandparents / Older Relatives (55 and older) in raising children under 18. Learn more about the Grandparent Program.
For caregivers caring for an older adult:
- The person receiving care must be 60 or older (or between 18 and 59 with a documented diagnosis of dementia) and residing in Fayette, Greene or Washington County.
- The caregiver and person receiving care can, but are not required to, reside in the same home.
- The person receiving care must require assistance with at least one activity of daily living.
- Reimbursement is based on a sliding scale that considers the income of the person receiving care’s household.
For caregivers caring for a relative aged 18 to 59:
- The caregiver must be 55 or older and residing in Fayette, Greene or Washington County.
- The person receiving care must be between 18 and 59 years of age with a physician documented non-dementia disability.
- The caregiver and person receiving care must reside in the same home and be related by blood, marriage or adoption, including a biological parent.
- The person receiving care must have a substantial limitation in one or more of the following areas: self-care, language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, economic self-sufficiency, cognitive functioning, or emotional adjustment.
- Reimbursement is based on the household income on a sliding scale.
Support Group Meetings and Caregiver Coffee Talk Educational Webinars
Please visit the Senior Times or the Agency Facebook page for dates and times of support group meetings and Caregiver Coffee Talk educational webinars.