Caregiver Supports are services and resources that are available for caregivers including training, respite, and caregivers support programs.
Family Caregiver Support Program
The Family Caregiver Support Program offers caregivers assistance and support to ease the strain and reduce the challenges of care giving. The Family Caregiver Support Program is a program of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
Family Supports help a family to care for a relative at home. Family Supports are available to families of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
Respite Services can provide individuals with disabilities or their caregivers with an opportunity for rest and relaxation or the opportunity to attend to their own personal needs. Respite may be offered inside or outside of the home and is available through a variety of programs and agencies including: the Department of Developmental Disabilities; the Department of Mental Health; the Department of Public Health; Executive Office of Elder Affairs; and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.
Web Resources for Caregivers
- Administration on Aging
Information and education 202-619-0724
Connection to Massachusetts regional resources for information, services and referral 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636 TTY: 1-800-872-0166
- Alzheimer's Association
Information about Alzheimer's disease, link to national resources. 1-800-272-3900
- Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts Chapter
Local support group information and education 617-868-6718
- American Association of Retired Persons
Information, education, and advocacy (toll-free) 888-687-2277
National resource for caregiver issues
National directory of local caregiver support services
- Care Interpreter
Free tool that allows you to find the best living options for a parent or loved one
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- National Alliance for Caregiving
Support for family caregivers and professionals
- National Family Caregivers Association
Information and resource referrals, public awareness, and advocacy 1-800-896-3650