Are you providing care and assistance for a spouse, relative, friend or grandchild (or other relative child)? Do you have questions or problems for which you need information? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities and wonder if there is help available?
The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) was established by the 2000 amendment to the federally-funded Older American’s Act of 1965. The program helps to reduce the stress of caregiver by offering basic services to three types of caregivers.
Click here to learn more about the services to grandparents / family raising children
NOTE: Every caregiver of persons who are aging or disabled are welcome to contact the Family Caregiver Program for information, attend educational programs and support groups. The only services that require that you meet the requirements listed above are those of respite and supplemental services.
Call Link-Age Information and Assistance Dept. for more information or to be referred to the program.
Area IV is a member of the Alzheimer’s Care Coalition, an organization dedicated to caregiver/family education regarding Alzheimer’s Disease or other related dementia. Area IV also works closely with the Indiana Alzheimer’s Association .
See listing of caregiver support groups available.
Alzheimer’s Dementia Care Conference
Area IV co-sponsors the day-long Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care Conference with the Alzheimer’s Care Coalition held yearly the first week of August. For more information, call the Information and Assistance Dept. See Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference information.
Area IV periodically provides workshops for those who are caring for persons with dementia. In addition, Area IV co-sponsors workshops with the Alzheimer's Care Coalition regarding Faith and Dementia -- how the Faith communities can help families with dementia. Workshops are also offered on dementia and caregiving.
Area IV periodically provides workshops for those who are caring for persons who are aging/disabled. Examples are:
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The upcoming Alzheimer's Caregiver Conference.is discussed on WLFI-TV, TV18, Greater Lafayette, IN.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Guide
2011 Resource Guide, Size: 90pp, 614K
2010 (PDF - Size: 96pp, 6.7mb)
Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening
The Nursing Home Pre-admission Screening program is a state and federal requirement for every individual seeking entrance to an Indiana licensed nursing home (long-term care facility). This process can help evaluate the applicant’s health situation and provide information on possible admittance to a nursing facility or it may provide options as to alternative care.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Association
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Institute on Aging Information Center
Grandparent/Relatives Raising Children
The 27th Annual SENIOR GAMES will be held June 10-14, 2013 for seniors age 55+ living in Area IV-served counties. The deadline to register is June 3rd. See Activities/Wellness on this website for the registration form -- due by June 3rd.
Wacky Wednesdays at the Movies for Seniors will show "The Vow" on June 12. Breakfast snack at 9 a.m. and movie starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a friend and enjoy the Fellowship & Fun!
People who live in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, or White Counties and are buying a house can take a Homebuyer Class, offered year-round, to help them learn the steps involved in purchasing a home.