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, Caregiving Around the Clock. As stated by the Caregiving Action Network, “Caregiving can be a 24-hours a day/7-days a week job. Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s or a child with special needs can be non-stop. Providing care around the clock can crowd out other important areas of life. And you never know when you will need to rush to the hospital or leave work at the drop of a hat. What challenges do family caregivers face, and how do they manage them day and night?” Caregivers truly provide around the clock support for their care recipients.
Grandparents Resource Directory
301 West Preston Street Suite 1007, Baltimore, MD 21201
(410)-767-1100, or 1 (800) 243 3425
Maryland Relay users call 7-1-1