Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging

Assistance for Caregivers

You are now in the new role as a caregiver, but what is available to help you?

National Family Caregiver Support Program

Are you caring for someone?

Do you pick up groceries for your parents or neighbors? Do you take them to the doctor? If you provide assistance to someone else who needs help with their daily living, then you are a caregiver.

Funded by the Older American's Act Reauthorization of 2000, the National Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to support caregivers of older adults in their roles of providing necessary and vital care.

One of the most important highlights of this program is the focus on the caregiver. Traditionally, the older adult is viewed as the "client" and therefore the focus of the care-planning process. In this program, however, it is the caregiver who is the main focus.

Information, referral and assistance - Professional staff will connect you with community agencies and services, provide fact sheets and publications that may answer some of your questions, and direct you to other resources. Answers and assistance are also available by contacting us here.