You are eligible for this free supportive service if you are an adult who is….
- Caring for and older adult who is 60 years of age or older
- Caring for a person living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease
- Age 55 or older and are a Grandparent or other relative who is caring for a child under the age of 18
- Age 55 or older and are a Parent, Grandparent, or other relative who is caring for an adult with a disability who is 18-59 years of age.
Our compassionate Caregiver Specialists are skilled in finding the best possible solution for your needs.
How can a Caregiver Specialist help me?
- Listen to your concerns and assist you with strategies to meet the challenges of caregiving
- Provide information about programs and services in your community
- Make referrals and recommendations about the health, social, financial and legal choices available to you or your loved one.
- Help caregivers identify respite options and screen for possible financial assistance through a Caregiver Scholarship.
The Savvy Caregiver Program helps caregivers better understand the changes their loved ones are experiencing, and how to best provide individualized care for their loved ones throughout the progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia. For most family caregivers, caregiving itself is a new role, one for which training is needed, just as you would receive training for any new job.
For more information about the program and/or to see when a class is being held, please call the Information and Referral Department at 800-649-3641 or use our contact form.
This program is part of the nationwide Family Caregiver Support Program and is funded through Title III-E of the federal Older Americans Act.