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National Family Caregiver Support Program

Services Available to Family Caregivers Who Provide Unpaid Care to a Loved One

Eligibility

Unpaid caregivers providing care for someone who is 60 years of age or older or someone with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia (regardless of age).  The program also assists caregivers 55 years or older caring for a minor child under the age of 18.  Preference is given to persons with greatest economic and social needs as defined by the Older Americans Act.

Explanation of Services

The National Family Caregiver Support Program provides weekly respite services to caregivers in the form of sitter, personal care, light housekeeping or Personal Emergency Response Systems. Case Managers can provide assistance with problem solving, referrals and emotional support to caregivers. Caregivers can be referred out to counseling and support groups where available. To make contact with the NFCS intake staff call the toll free number which is 1-866-836-6678. After the telephone assessment the case management staff will schedule an in-home visit and complete an assessment to determine eligibility and prepare a service plan.

Contact

For more information, call the Area Agency on Aging and Disability at 1-866-836-6678.

Funding

Federal Older Americans Act and State of Tennessee

Counties Served

Blount County, Claiborne County, Campbell County, Anderson County, Knox County, Morgan County, Cocke County, Grainger County, Hamblen County, Jefferson County, Loudon County, Monroe County, Roane County, Scott County, Sevier County, Union County

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