Caregiver support

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) was created during the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act in 2000. The goal of the NFCSP is to provide services to caregivers providing assistance to older adults, as well as grandparents over age 60 raising grandchildren. Services provided through the NFCSP fall into five categories:

  1. Information to caregivers about available services
  2. Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services
  3. Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles
  4. Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities
  5. Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the assistance provided by caregivers, including:
    • Home modifications
    • Assistive technologies
    • Emergency response systems
    • Equipment/supplies

If you are a caregiver who wants to learn more about how the NFCSP can help you, contact your local Area Agency on Aging or call 303.866.2800 or 1.888.866.4243.