Nearly any family caregiver has felt isolated and alone at one time or another. For many, that feeling is chronic. Friends don’t understand the strain we are under. Some people get no support from their extended family or friends. Where can we turn when there seems to be nowhere to turn? Believe it or not, many resources are at your fingertips on the Administration on Aging website.
The National Family Caregiver Support Program
The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) is one resource every caregiver should look into. The links to the NFCSP support features can be found on your state website as well as the Administration on Aging site. The NFCSP provides grants to states and territories, based on their share of the population of people aged 70 and over, to fund a range of supportive services that assist family caregivers caring for a loved one at home.