“There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who
have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers,
those who will be caregivers and those who need caregivers.”
—former first lady Rosalynn Carter


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The National Family Caregiver Support
Program of Davidson County, NC
Providing services and resources for Davidson County Caregivers of Older or Impaired Adults

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), is funded by the federal Older Americans Act, Title III E, helps persons any age who serve as unpaid caregivers for persons sixty or older. The goal of the program is to relieve the emotional, physical, and financial hardships of providing continual care.
Most caregivers receiving assistance have been providing heavy-duty care with little support when they hear about this program. Some have been on a waiting list for traditional funding for seniors for a long time because having a caregiver made their care recipient a lower priority for services when compared to someone who did not have anyone to help him or her. With this new funding, having a caregiver is a requirement for service.

The National Family Caregiver Support Program seeks to find families who are economically or socially needy, but low income is not an eligibility requirement for service. A second part of the program helps grandparents sixty or older serving as primary caregivers for grandchildren or other related children under eighteen living in the grandparent’s home. There is no charge for services to caregivers of older persons or grandchildren; but donations are accepted.

Services provided through National Family Caregiver Support Program include:

  • Screening and assessment
  • Respite Care or time off for the caregiver in several forms—companions, homemakers, home health aides, adult day care, and in-facility care;
  • Counseling
  • Chore Services
  • Medical supplies such as disposable undergarments or nutritional supplements.

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