Caring for someone with a chronic illness such as dementia, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or stroke can be stressful physically, emotionally, and financially. But it can also be a very rewarding experience. The goal of the Family Caregiver Support Program is to improve the health and well-being of family caregivers by providing them with information, assistance, and training along their caregiver journey.
Eligible family caregivers are:
A person of any age (friend, neighbor, etc.) providing care for a Senior Adult 60 or over or providing care for a person (any age) with Alzheimer's Disease or related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.
An individual, age 55 or older is raising a relative child under the age of 18.
Respite vouchers when funds are available
Incontinence supplies & nutritional supplements when funds are available
Information & Referrals to supportive services
Information & assistance in the preparation of Advance Directives: Living Will and Power of Attorney
Literature, pamphlets, books, and web information to fit individual caregiver needs
**Services available in each county may vary. Implementation of the Family Caregiver Support Program is determined locally. Funding is provided by Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging.**
Are you feeling burnt out as a caregiver? Join us. Let's develop friendships, share and listen to other caregiving experiences, discuss solutions with other caregivers and learn about resources for caregiving.
Every 2nd Tuesday, at 3:00pm The Southern Nash Senior Center 8180 Stoney Hill Church Rd, Bailey NC 27807
Every 3rd Tuesday, at 3:00pm Harold D. Cooley Library 114 W. Church St, Nashville NC 27856