Caregiver Support Program

"The Year of the Family Caregiver"

The Cabarrus County Senior Centers Family Caregiver Support Program provides access to available services to help caregivers meet the diverse needs for their specific circumstances. The program also provides educational/training opportunities to better equip caregivers with the necessary knowledge and resources to provide the care and supports that caregivers as well as their loved one needs.

Under this program, five types of services and supports are provided that assist family and informal caregivers caring for someone 60 years of age or older, or a grandparent or older individual 55 years of age or older who is a relative caregiver for a child age 18 or younger.

  1. Information about available services
  2. Assistance in gaining access to services
  3. Individual counseling, support groups and training
  4. Respite care to help caregivers take a break from providing care
  5. Supplemental services

Caregiving can be emotionally, physically and financially draining and caregivers are more vulnerable to a decline in their own health and well being. Whether arranging for services, respite care, transportation or helping families understand their options for care, the Family Caregiver Support Program gives caregivers access to the information and services that can help them in the often rewarding, sometimes challenging, role of caregiver.

The Cabarrus County Caregiver Support Program receives federal funding from the Older American's Act and operated in collaboration with several local agencies that provide support to local caregivers.

For more information, call 704-920-3484 or contact cmsmart@cabarruscounty.us.