Family Caregiver Support Programs

Financial Assistance for Respite Care

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I am caring for someone with a dementia diagnosis

Alzheimer Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)

The AFCSP Program helps families, like yours, care for someone with dementia.
The goal is to help persons with dementia live in the community as long as possible.

What is AFCSP?

The purpose of AFCSP is to help you as a caregiver have access to community services. If you qualify, the program provides funding to purchase goods and services that will support caring for your loved one in their home as long as possible. Funding is limited. Applications through ADRC are required (see below).

Do I qualify for AFCSP?

As a caregiver, you are eligible if you and your loved one with dementia meet the following criteria:
1) $48,000 max gross income* of person with dementia and spouse
*Costs related to dementia care may be deducted when calculating gross income
2) Physician-verified Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
3) Currently residing at home
4) Not receiving respite through a Community Options Program (COP) waiver or a Family Care Program

 

What community supports can AFCSP cover? 

Typical goods & services include, but are not limited to:

  • Respite– time alone for errands or rest
  • Transportation
  • Home safety modifications
  • Incontinence supplies
  • Adaptive medical equipment
  • Emergency response systems
  • Meal prep, home care services, medication assistance, yard work

How can I apply for AFCSP?

To learn more about the program, or to apply, call us: (920) 448-4300.

 

I am a grandparent taking care of my grandchild(ren)

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

Support for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

Are you a grandparent or other relative raising children?

NFCSP provides information, support, and other resources to help grandparents and other older relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting due to the absence of the parents.

What can the program provide??

Limited short-term respite, services, and items that help provide care including, but not limited to:

  • Extra-curricular school activity fees and supplies
  • Tutoring or educational aids
  • One-on-one weekly activities
  • Transportation
  • Child care

Who is eligible? 

The following criteria must be met to qualify:

  • Must be a grandparent or other relative of the child
  • Must be age 55 or older
  • Must be the primary caregiver of the child
  • Child must be under 19 years of age
  • Must live with the child

How can I apply for NFCSP?

To learn more about the program, or to apply, call us: (920) 448-4300.

 

I am caring for someone else

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

The NFCSP Program offers respite, information, support, & other resources to family caregivers.

What is NFCSP?

NFCSP helps you as a caregiver have access to respite care. (Respite care is getting help doing things you normally do as a caregiver.) If you qualify, the program provides funding to purchase respite services that will support caring for your loved one in their home as long as possible. Funding is limited. Applications through ADRC are required (see below).

Do I qualify for NFCSP?

As a caregiver, you are eligible if you provide unpaid care for any of the following persons:
A) Adult age 60 or older needing assistance with daily living activities
B) Adult with dementia
C) Adult with a disability age 19-59 (and you are a relative age 55 and older)
D) Minor child age 19 and under (and you are a relative age 55 and older)

 

What community supports can NFCSP cover? 

Limited, short-term respite:

  • Chore services (yard work, heavy housework)
  • Personal care (dressing, bathing)
  • Daily home tasks (meal prep, errands)
  • Companionship

How can I apply for NFCSP?

To learn more about the program, or to apply, call us: (920) 448-4300.

 

“Just to be able to be there for my Dad without having to worry about how to pay for the care he needs has been huge.”

Through a referral from a co-worker, I contacted ADRC about a year ago to find resources for my Dad, who has Alzheimer’s. ADRC has been invaluable to me over the past year in helping me walk through this journey. When I was starting to feel anxious about how to provide more in-home care for Dad, ADRC led me to the Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program, which helped immensely in the short-term to offset some costs so my Dad could get more care.

I can’t tell you what a relief having those funds has been. Just to be able to be there for my Dad without having to worry about how to pay for the care he needs has been huge. Every little bit helps and I’m so appreciative of the AFCSP funding and all the caregiver specialists at ADRC!

~ Melanie

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