The National Family Caregiver Support Program was created as a result of the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act in 2000. The program was developmed by the Administration on Aging after listening to the needs expressed by hundreds of family caregivers in discussions held across the country.
This program offers three categories of services:
2. Respite Care
3. Supplementary Services
In Southeast Tennessee, after being enrolled in the Family Caregiver Support Program, the primary caregiver in this program may use up to $2000 in respite services over 12 months. The key concept in the program is caregiver CHOICE. The caregiver makes the decisions.
--> What do the listed services involve?
--> What decisions do I get to make?
--> How do I get involved?
For answers to these questions and more information, please open our Family & Caregiver Support Program Flyer found on the left-hand side of the page.