Caregiver Support Program

An elderly man being huggedOur Caregiver Support Program offers assistance and support and responds to the needs of the caregiver, in order for them to provide the best possible care for their loved ones.

The Caregiver Support Program focuses on 4 types of caregiver/care recipient relationships: 

  • Caregivers (age 18+) who are caring for an adult age sixty (60) or older who require assistance with at least 1 Activity of Daily Living
  • Caregivers (age 18+) who are caring for an individual of any age with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related disorder
  • Caregiver (age 55+) who care for an adult (age 18-59) with a non-dementia disability
  • Caregiver (age 55+) who care for grandchild(ren) or a related child(ren) under the age of 18


In this program the caregiver arranges and pays for the services needed to help care for the care recipient who remains at home.  The primary caregivers receive reimbursement for qualifying services/supplies to help them with out-of-pocket caregiving expenses according to a sliding fee scale based on the care recipient’s household income.

Types of services eligible for reimbursement include:

  • Respite
  • Consumable medical supplies
  • Adult Day Care
  • Personal Care

Services for Children

Eligible services for children include:

  • Baby food/formula
  • School supplies
  • Seasonal clothes
  • Extra-curricular/recreational activities
  • Respite/childcare
  • Financial, legal, and supportive counselling
  • Educational expenses, such as tutoring

All are eligible for adaptive modifications and assistive devices.

Service & Support

Services and supports available through the Caregiver Support Program include:

  • Care management to evaluate caregiver’s needs and goals, develop an individualized support plan, connect caregiver to services and monitor progress
  • Financial assistance to reimburse caregiving services and supplies, including medical supplies; home modifications; personal care; adult day care; and emotional, legal, and financial counseling. Support is provided on a sliding scale based on the income of the household where the care recipient resides.
  • Education and training to enhance caregiving skills while alleviating stress associated with caregiving
  • Information and referral to access caregiving services and support, including adult day care centers and home health aide services and any additional services available through local, state, and federal programs