Family Caregiver Support Program

Providing free information, resources, and support to caregivers over the age of 18. 

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About the Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program connects you with a Caregiver Specialist who provides free information, useful tips and resources, and other means of support to family caregivers. The Caregiver Specialist will help you create a customized care plan for the person you care for.   

How Can the Family Caregiver Support Program Help?

Family Caregiver Specialists can, at no cost to you, facilitate: 


  • Refer you to services and resources in your community 

Counseling and training 

  • Advise you one-on-one 
  • Help you plan for care wherever your loved one lives 
  • Organize caregiver support groups 
  • Run workshops and training 
  • Provide educational materials 

Respite care 

  • Relieve you temporarily from your caregiving responsibilities so you can get the rest and respite you need   

Eligibility and Cost

The Family Caregiver Support Program is free for non-paid caregivers or adult family members, age 18+ who care for individuals age 60+ or any individual living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. The program also supports Grandparents and other relatives age 55+ who care for children under the age of 18 or an adult with a disability ages 18-59.  

If you do not meet these eligibility criteria, there may still be other caregiver support services for you. Check out the full list of services and supports available to caregivers in Massachusetts.


To learn more, talk with a Caregiver Specialist near you by calling MassOptions toll free (800) 243-4636.  

Download the Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program Fact Sheet in the following languages

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