I am a Caregiver – what support is available?
Caregiver Support provides limited financial assistance and benefits counseling to individuals who are caring for:
- an older adult age 60 or over
- an individual age 18 – 59 with a dementia diagnosis
- child age birth to age 18.
The financial assistance is limited to reimbursement of caregiving related expenses.
Who is considered a caregiver?
Must meet income guidelines and be considered the primary caregiver to the older adult, or individual with dementia aged 18 – 59, who requires assistance with at least one Activity of Daily Living.
It is not required to live in the same residence as the Care Receiver for the regular Caregiver Support services.
The Grandparent/Older Adult Caregiver Program:
The caregiver must be:
- age 55 or older
- meet income guidelines
- be the primary caregiver to the child aged birth to 18
- and have the child residing in their home without the biological parents present.
Income guidelines will determine how much reimbursement is available to the Caregiver, a percentage system is used.
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