National Family Caregiver Support Program

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) is funded by the Administration for Community Living, and is operated in partnership with the State of Connecticut Department on Aging and the Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging. This program requests a cost share contribution toward the cost of services received based on the care recipient’s monthly income, donations are accepted for care recipients under 100% of the poverty level: 

To be eligible, the CAREGIVER must:

  • be over 18 and caring for a person aged 60 years or older, OR
  • be a relative caregiver age 55 or older, who is not a parent, and is caring full-time for an adult age 19-59 with disabilities.

To be eligible, the CARE RECIPIENT must:

  • need assistance with at least two activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, walking without substantial human assistance, OR
  • have a cognitive or other mental impairment that requires substantial supervision.

Priority will be given to older individuals with the greatest social and economic need, with particular attention to low-income older adults; or older individuals providing full-time care and support to adults with severe disabilities.

Click Here for Application National Family Caregiver Support Program Application

 

Other Caregiver Resources

CT Statewide Respite Program
Caregiver Support Group Websites
Caregiver Support Groups in Western CT
Service Definitions
Emergency Supply Kit
Emergency Information Form
Family Caregiver Guide

To discuss your situation or to learn more about the WCAAA Caregiver programs, please call the WCAAA office at 203-757-5449 or 800-994-9422.