Family Caregiver Support Program

Being a caregiver can be rewarding, but its not easy. GECAC understands that caring for others takes time, energy and money. A caregiver can be anyone: a family member, friend, neighbor or older adult. You are an informal caregiver when an older person relies on you to provide unpaid help with day-to-day activities.  
Are you helping someone who is:
  • At least age 60;
  • Any age and has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia or
  • An adult with a disability and you are an older relative (not a parent) who is 55 years of age or older?
GECAC WILL HELP YOU BY PROVIDING 
  •  Financial benefits to reimburse for out of pocket expenses for personal care, adult day care, skilled nursing and household expenses up to $500 per month 
  • Home modification or assistive devices such as ramps, stair lifts, wheelchairs etc. up to $2,000 lifetime benefit
  • Information and referral on resources and services in your community
  • Respite care that offers a brief break from care giving by providing short-term support in your home or overnight care
  • Benefits counseling to review existing benefits and identify potential  new benefits
  • Caregiver training to enhance your role as a caregiver
  • Care coordination to determine the necessary support and services your loved one will need 

Grandparent Caregiver

Grandparents 55 years or older who  have legal, custodial or guardianship of their biological grandchild qualify for financial reimbursement of care giving expenses. Expenses include clothes, school supplies, personal care items, services and more.