The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) was authorized by the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000, Public Law 106-501.It was developed by the Administration on Aging of the United States and was designed to provide supportive services to family caregivers.
The purpose of NFCSP is to provide multi-faceted service delivery to assist family members who are caring for an elderly or developmentally disabled relative.
NFCSP collaborates with other aging providers in order to render the necessary services needed to assist relatives as caregivers and meet the needs of their loved ones.
The following services are provided:
Information and Assistance
Provides the caregiver with information on available resources and supportive services.
Provide the caregiver with a break to help reduce caregiver isolation and decrease the chance of caregiver burnout.
The focus is on identifying potential clients and link them to available resources in the community.
Caregiver Support Groups
The goal of the support group is to provide a forum where caregivers can share their experiences with other caregivers, promote socialization, and collect pertinent information.
Clients can request material aid supplies when funds are available. Material aid supplies consist of adult incontinence items and nutritional supplements.
Must be 18 years of age or older, reside in the Greater New Orleans area, and be a caregiver of an elderly relative over the age of 60 or a developmentally disabled relative (diagnosed before age 22).