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  What is this program?  

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Caregiver Support Program...helping family and friends care for seniors

Amendments in 2000 to the Older Americans Act established – for the first time – the National Family Caregiver Support Program. As part of the program, Illinois was given $4.7 million to develop the Caregiver Support Program. This program is being developed by the Illinois Department on Aging in partnership with Area Agencies on Aging and local community-service providers, to develop basic services for family caregivers, including...

  • To provide information to family caregivers about available services;
  • To provide assistance to family caregivers in gaining access to services;
  • To lead family caregivers to individual counseling, support groups or caregiver training;
  • To lead family caregivers to respite care to enable them to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities; and
  • To provide supplemental services on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by family caregivers.


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Who is eligible for such services?

The Illinois Caregiver Support Program defines a family caregiver as...

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Quote: I don't know what I would do without the adult day care center. My mother is busy during the day, and I get a break. It helps me keep going.


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Where can I find out about services nearest to me?

Here are some frequently asked questions by caregivers...

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  Ask Us a Question  

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The Illinois Aging Network is available to provide information on services for caregivers, which of them are availabe near you, and to help find answers to questions you may have. For more information on the Illinois Family Caregiver Support Program and its services, contact...

To locate community services anywhere in the U.S., contact a national information and assistance service.

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