ARIZONA FAMILY CAREGIVER RESOURCES
- Family Caregiver Program FAQs - Basic answers to some basic questions.
- Arizona Family Caregiver Support Program (291 KB PDF)
The Arizona Family Caregiver Support Program provides services to persons who are providing care to an individual who is 60 years old or older. The program also serves persons who are 55 years old or older and are the primary caretaker for a child under 19 years of age who lives with him or her. The program calls for partnerships with local Area Agencies on Aging, community-service providers and tribes to offer five core services that best meet the range of Caregivers’ needs.
- Arizona Caregiver Coalition
The Arizona Caregiver Coalition was initially founded in 2006 as a project of the Social Health & Alzheimer’s Committee (SHAC) of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. The vision of the coalition is for all Arizona caregivers to have knowledge of and access to resources that support them. The mission of the Arizona Caregiver Coalition is to create awareness of caregiving issues and improve the quality of life for caregivers and care recipients through advocacy, information and education, support, and access to respite resources.
- Arizona Lifespan Respite Care Network
Lifespan Respite Care is a coordinated approach that offers community-based respite care services for family caregivers of adults or children with special needs. Respite care provides short-term care and a period of relief or rest for the caregiver. Services can be provided in the form of in-home respite care or appropriate daycare services when available.
- Area Agencies on Aging
AAA's are the primary links to services provided under the Family Caregiver Support Program. This link will allow you to find the Area Agency on Aging in your area.
- Grandparenting/Kinship Care (107 KB PDF)
Across the United States, more than six million children are being raised in households headed by Grandparents and other relatives; 2.5 million children are in these households without any parents present. As the children's parents struggle with substance abuse, mental illness, incarceration, economic hardship, divorce, domestic violence, and other challenges, these Caregivers provide a vital safety net to children inside and outside of the foster care system. This fact sheet provides important information and resources for the Grandparents and other relatives raising children in Arizona.
More Caregiving Links
The Internet offers many other Web sites that provide informative articles on Caregiving, Services, and Resources.
Here are just a few:
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