Caregiver Support Services
Caregivers of seniors often focus on the needs of their loved ones, while neglecting their own health. Our caregiver support programs are designed to encourage and assist the caregivers of seniors. As part of the National Family Caregiver Support Program, Aging True helps caregivers and their families by reducing emotional, physical and financial hardships so they can focus on their own well-being as well as that of their loved one.
Caregiver Assistance Program
The Caregiver Assistance Program provides services for family caregivers of a senior to enable them to remain in the home for as long as possible. Qualifying caregivers do not need to live with the older adult, but do provide the support needed to allow the senior to live independently, rather than in an Assisted Living Facility or nursing home. The support services for caregivers are tailored to the individual needs of each person, and include newsletters, support groups, in-home and facility-based respite care, legal aid assistance, consumable medical supplies and educational training.
Home-care for the Elderly
Individuals who live with the senior for whom they provide care may qualify for our Home-care for the Elderly program. This program encourages the provision of care for elders in a family-type living arrangement in private homes. A basic subsidy is paid to the caregiver for the support and health maintenance of the senior. Case managers maintain a close relationship with each client and caregiver to connect them with additional services such as personal care, homemaking, in-home services, respite, adult day care, home-delivered meals and emergency alert response systems.
Florida Project RELIEF
Through Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families (RELIEF), trained and compassionate in-home respite volunteers give family caregivers a break from the continuous care of their senior family member. The caregivers may schedule appointments for themselves, run errands, or otherwise have time to rest while the volunteer provides friendly company for the senior.
Activities RELIEF volunteers may engage in with the senior client:
For information about volunteering with RELIEF, contact Francine Castillo or click here for all volunteer opportunities at Aging True.
Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)
Grandparents and relative caregivers ages 55 and above, who are caring for children under the age of 18, may join this support program. It is designed to assist in resuming healthy aging practices while caring for a child and is tailored to best suit the participants’ needs. The program delivers educational trainings, monthly support groups in a comfortable and relaxed setting, transportation, long-term goal planning, a bi-monthly newsletter with resources, a yearly stipend for children’s summer camp and more.