Family Caregiver Support Program

The Older American Act (OAA) Amendments of 2000 authorized the creation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) to help many thousands of family members with the care of their older loved ones.

Caregivers can be family members or other individuals who provide unpaid care to an older person who needs supportive services.

Under the NFCSP and AAAD provides caregivers with information and assistance, case management, support groups, personal care, in-home respite (short-term sitters), homemaker services and meals.

If you are interested you can complete our Online Screening Tool to help us assess your needs or call our Information and Assistance Specialist at (866) 836-6678.

For more information to help meet the needs of family caregivers, please visit This is a community website of caregivers facing the challenge of caring for an elderly loved one.  Professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a free exchange of ideas, answer questions, one-on-one support and practical advice.