Family Caregiver Support

Sometimes people caring for older adults and adults with disabilities need help finding resources and support to care for themselves as well. GNRC can help you get information, find resources and provide counsel on how to provide the best care for you and your loved one. 

What kind of help is available to caregivers?

  • Information to caregivers about available services.
  • Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services.
  • Caregiver education for those whose loved one is experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease or any related dementia, providing explanations of the progression of the disease and coping mechanisms for the family. Support groups for all caregivers are also available.
  • Respite care (temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities).
  • Supplemental services, on a limited basis.

Program Eligibility*

  • Adult family members (age 18 years or older) or other adult informal caregivers providing care to individuals 60 years of age and older.
  • Adult family members or other adult informal caregivers providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. This person cannot be a parent.
  • Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older who are providing care to children under the age of 18 years.

* Eligibility for services and support may depend on additional criteria such as living arrangements, income level, diagnosis, and conditions. To learn more about the programs and services through GNRC, and detailed eligibility requirements, call our Information and Assistance Helpline at 866-836-6678.