National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) 1-866-836-6678
Questions to Ask Yourself
- Do you help an older family member pay bills?
- Does an older adult need you to do household chores? Meal preparation, laundry, or cleaning?
- Do you assist with medication, provide transportation, shop, or run errands for a loved one? What about dressing, toileting, bathing, or feeding?
- Do you have to help arrange and coordinate outside services?
If you answered yes to any of these, you are probably a caregiver.
You can talk to someone for information about available services; assistance in gaining access to supportive services; individual counseling; support groups; caregiver training; and respite care for temporary relief, such as: personal care, homemaker, adult day care, and in-home adult care. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability’s Information and Assistance Line (below) for enrollment in the NFCSP. You may also use the Statewide Toll Free Line: 1-866-836-6678.
Supplemental services may also be available, including: home delivered meals, medical equipment and supplies, minor home modification, and personal response systems.
*Availability of services may vary depending on service area.
Adult family members (age 18 years or older) or other adult informal caregivers providing care to:
- Individuals 60 years of age and older
- Individuals any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to:
- Adults, age 18 to 59 years, with disabilities
- Children under the age of 18 years
In the case of grandparents or other relatives caring for a child, they must:
- Live with the child;
- Be the primary caregiver of the child; and
- Have a legal relationship to the child, such as legal custody or guardianship, or be raising the child informally
About the NFCSP
The purpose of the program is to help families care, as long as possible, for older relatives with chronic illness or disability in their homes. This program is available through the Commission and local Area Agencies on Aging and Disability (AAAD). The NFCSP was authorized under the Older Americans Act Amendment of 2000. Funding is provided by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability’s Information and Assistance Line for enrollment in the NFCSP. You may also use the Statewide Toll Free Line: 1-866-836-6678.
First TN Area Agency on Aging and Disability
First TN Development District
3211 North Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601-1213
East TN Area Agency on Aging and Disability
East TN Human Resource Agency
9111 Cross Park Drive, Suite D100
Knoxville, TN 37923-4517
865-691-2551, ext. 4216
Southeast TN Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Southeast TN Development District
1000 Riverfront Parkway
Chattanooga, TN 37402-2103
Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Upper Cumberland Development District
1225 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38506-4194
Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Greater Nashville Regional Council
501 Union Street, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37219-1705
South Central TN Area Agency on Aging and Disability
South Central TN Development District
101 Sam Watkins Road
Mount Pleasant, TN 38474-4024
Northwest TN Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Northwest TN Development District
124 Weldon Drive
Martin, TN 38237-1308
Southwest TN Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Southwest TN Development District
102 East College Street
Jackson, TN 38301-6202
Aging Commission of the Mid-south
2670 Union Avenue Extended, Suite 1000
Memphis, TN 38112-4416