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 a multi-faceted service delivery to assist grandparents raising grandchildren and individuals 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 one.
The following services are provided:
Information and Assistance
Provides the caregiver with information on available resources and supportive services, which also includes Family Caregiver Educational Trainings
Provides the caregiver with a 4-hour break from their caregiving duties
Identifying potential clients and referring to services
Caregiver Support Groups
Held on the 2nd Thursday of every other month. The goal of the support group is to provide information to caregivers and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
Aid offered to clients on a limited basis when funds are available. . Material aid assistance provides adult incontinent items and nutritional supplements to caregivers.
Persons 18 years of age or older who are the unpaid caretakers for an elderly, loved one age 60 and over.
Persons 18 years of age or older with a developmentally-disabled relative age 21 and older requiring assistance with daily care, or on a as per needed basis with care, and sitter services.
The person being cared for must reside in Orleans Parish. The caregiver does not have to live with the individual being cared for.