The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) supports families by connecting caregivers with local support services. The program is available for caregivers in Connecticut, and includes services that ease the burden of caregiving, training opportunities, support groups, and supplemental coverage for items or services not covered by other sources.
The National Family Caregiver Support Program is administered by the State of Connecticut Department on Aging and the Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging.
Who is eligible?
Caregivers must be 18 and older and providing care to: individuals 60 years of age and older, or individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Grandparents providing care to children under the age of 18 or providing care to adults age 18-59 with disabilities are also eligible.
What is offered?
An eligible family can receive up to $3,500 in services per year based on the individual needs of the caregiver’s family. Services include:
- Identifying and connecting caregivers to local support services
- Respite care to provide relief for caregivers
- Education and training opportunities
- Supplemental coverage for one time items or services
How to sign up:
To learn more and get started with the National Family Caregiver Support Program, contact your local Area Agency on Aging or call 1-800-994-9422 for more information.
For more resources, visit the Age Well Caregiver Center.