We are hosting a free film series at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma to raise awareness on family caregiving and provide support to those in the community who care for others. Tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time. Visit our ADRC News and Events for more information!
About the Program
The Family Caregiver Support program helps support and sustain the primary, unpaid caregiver providing continuous care for an older adult or a functionally disabled adult 18 years of age. We connect caregivers with the resources that will enable them to continue at-home care and make it possible for care recipients to continue to remain in their familiar environment.
Information and referral to community resources and services
Caregiver education on diseases, disease processes and care planning
Minor adaptive equipment
Caregiver counseling to help with caregiver problem solving and coping skills
Housework and errands services
What We Can do For You
A case manager will visit to review care-giving needs in your home and how best to apply available funding in each particular circumstance. The role of the case manager is to assist caregivers and care recipients with the most appropriate mix of supportive services.
Help you make informed choices and access services
Review your needs and eligibility with you
Help you develop a plan that addresses your health, housing, and safety needs
Regularly review your situation and help you make changes to the plan as needed
Support groups allow caregivers the opportunity to ask questions, learn from other's experiences, share successes and frustrations, or seek advice in a safe, supportive environment. For a current list of support groups, contact the Pierce County Human Services Aging & Disability Resource Center.