NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM
To provide support services for family caregivers of persons 60 years of age or older and for older individuals caring for person with developmental disabilities.
SERVICES: PUBLIC EDUCATION – information to caregivers about available services.
INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE – assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services.
SUPPORT GROUPS – sharing and problem-solving sessions for caregivers.
RESPITE – enables caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities.
SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES – personal care, sitter services and personal hygiene items, on a limited basis, to compliment the care provided by caregivers.
ELIGIBILITY: Contact West Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Inc. at (225)383-0638
*SPACE IS VERY LIMITED*
Balancing being a caregiver and finding time for yourself can be difficult. CLICK HERE for more information.
The psychological health of the family caregiver is negatively affected by providing care. Higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health effects are common among family members who care for an older relative or friend.
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