Maryland's Family Caregiver Support Program works in conjunction with a host of State and community-based services to create a coordinated array of supports for individuals who need them. Studies show that these services can reduce caregiver depression, anxiety, and stress and enable them to provide care longer, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for costly institutional care.
The program offers five types of services:
The family caregivers who are eligible to receive services include:
November is National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme is, Take Care to Give Care. The first and most basic rule of taking care of others is that you must first take care of yourself. While care-giving is rewarding, it can also be very stressful. Caregivers must be diligent in maintaining their own physical and emotional wellbeing. Stress associated with the daily responsibilities of care-giving increases both health issues and health risks. All caregivers must remember to Take Care to Give Care. In 2015, Maryland provided over 300,000 units of service to nearly 25,000 individual caregivers.
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