National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)
The purpose of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (1-866-836-6678) 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 (AAADs). The NFCSP was authorized under the Older Americans Act Amendment of 2000. Funding is provided by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Provides assistance to:
- Adults age 60 and over
- Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder
- Grandparent/relative caregivers (not parents) who are 55 years of age or older and caring for a minor child
- Counseling and support groups
- Caregiver training
- Respite care
- Personal care
- Homemaker services
- Adult daycare
*Availability of services may vary depending on service area.
Lifespan Respite Grant
Respite is a temporary break from caregiving
- Through a partnership with Tennessee Respite Coalition, provides low- or no-cost respite services through a voucher system
- Senior Companions - volunteers who provide companionship
- Statewide Respite Helpline at 1-888-579-3754
To find out more about caregiver support programs in your area, call 1-866-836-6678 or 1-888-579-3754.