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Family Caregiver Services

What Services Are Available

Are you providing care for an elderly relative? Are you balancing the needs of your parent and your children?

Then you know how stressful it can be. The demands on your time, energy, health, and finances may be significantly increased. Often, this puts a strain on your other relationships—marriage, family, and career.

Fortunately, senior caregiving options are available that can help lighten your load and make it easier for you to provide the best possible care for your loved ones.

The Family Caregiver Services program addresses the unique needs of family members who provide care to a relative. The available services include:

  • Arranging for respite care, temporary in-home or out-of-home relief, so that you can have time to yourself to attend to other responsibilities or just to rejuvenate and recharge
  • Providing training to you and other family members who are responsible for frail, older adults

Who Can Get These Services

  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 or older providing care to individuals age 60 or older
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 or older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorder with neurologic and organic brain dysfunction
  • Relatives, not parents, age 55 or older providing care to children under the age of 18
  • Relatives, including parents, age 55 or older providing care to individuals of any age with a disability

How To Find Services In My Area

The California Department of Aging contracts with and oversees the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) that coordinate a variety of services for older adults, adults with disabilities, informal caregivers, and family caregivers.

You can locate the AAA in your area by selecting your county on the Find Services in My County page of this website.