Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program is free. This program can help you care for a member of your family. A Caregiver Specialist will create a plan and give you tips and support.

Are you caring for an older family member? Are you a grandparent (55+) caring for a grandchild? Or a relative (55+) caring for an individual with a disability? The Family Caregiver Support Program may be able to help you. Find out more by calling 1 (800) 243-4636 and asking to speak with a Caregiver Specialist. Learn more about the program and resources for caregivers below.

What you need to know

• Email, call, or chat online with a trained specialist to get information on services - MassOptions  • Find caregiver training programs - Healthy Living Center of Excellence Workshop Schedule  • Find resources and support for grandparents or kinship relatives taking care of grandchildren - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Massachusetts  • Learn about memory loss and find resources for caregivers - Alzheimer's Association (Massachusetts & New Hampshire)  • Learn how memory cafés help individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and find one near you – JF&CS Directory of Memory Cafés in Massachusetts  • Get help finding a ride and learn about transportation options – “I’m Looking for Transportation” (MassDOT)  • Find caregiving resources, such as facts and tip sheets - Family Caregiver Alliance  • Learn what the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts is doing to support caregivers – Governor's Council to Address Aging Caregiving Workgroup  • Find out if you are eligible for jury duty disqualification – Jury Duty Caregiver Disqualification  • Know your choices, express your wishes, and plan for end of life – End of Life Care   • Learn how Massachusetts is incorporating personal values and preferences into health care decisions – Massachusetts Serious Illness Coalition 
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