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THE FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM

Program History

The Older Americans Act, established by President Johnson in the 1960s, provides funding to each state to support its elderly population aged 60 or older. The Family Caregiver Support Program, established by President Clinton in 1999, was developed by the Administration on Aging of the US Department of Health and Human Services to support caregivers of the elderly.
 

Services

While caregiving is universal, each caregiver comes to us with individual needs  that may require only a brief connection, or a more in-depth service which is either handled over the phone, in-home or in-office, depending on the preference of the client.


Support Group Information
 

The Family Caregiver Support Program offers ongoing general caregiver support groups which are available throughout the service area. Interested caregivers can call Beth Gilmore at Elder Services (508) 394-4630, ext. 450, for more information and/or registration.

 

Contact Us!
 

If you would like a program brochure and additional information on any of the services, please contact the Family Caregiver Support Program at 1-800-244-4630 or 1-508-394-4630, M-F 9AM 5PM or caregiver@escci.org.