The National Family Caregiver Support Program is a federally funded program requiring each state to provide a support program for caregivers. Passed as an amendment to the Older Americans Act in 2000, each state is required to have a program to meet the needs of caregivers. Note: There are no income requirements to receive assistance from this program. People who may benefit from this program:
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is a six week program for caregivers that focuses on the caregiver and providing problem solving strategies and tools to help empower caregivers to manage stress and problem solve more confidently and competently.
February-March Program (PDF)
Looking for a deeper understanding into the lives of people with dementia? Join us for one of our Dementia Live training offered throughout the county. This simulation is aimed at helping us all develop more awareness, sensitivity and better communication and care practices.
January-May Schedule (PDF)
This program offers a fun and relaxing way for people living with memory loss and their care partners to get connected with one another through social events that promote interaction and companionship. 2023 Schedule (PDF)
The Caregiver Support Group meets in-person at 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick. If you want to join virtually or by phone those options are also available. Please contact us at 301-600-6001 for information on how to participate.
This group is for caregivers of people 60 years of age or older or with an early onset of dementia. It meets the last Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Please contact the Caregiver Program Coordinators if you have questions. Can’t make our support group? We are happy to provide a listing of other area groups. Please contact us for more information.
This program is designed to enhance the lives of individuals living with memory loss or other health related issues and their caregivers. The program is offered in 6-week cycles throughout the year. This early-stage social engagement program is a partnership between the Caregiver Support Program, Alzheimer’s Association, and the Delaplaine Visual Art Center. Contact the Caregiver Program Coordinators for more information.
This video is a short glimpse into the world of a working caregiver with its unique challenges and rewards. The video is a collaboration made possible by the Frederick County Business Task Force.
Special thanks to Kathryn Nicolato and Scott Betts.
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