Caregivers

Caring for someone with a chronic illness such as dementia, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or stroke can be stressful physically, emotionally, and financially. But it can also be a very rewarding experience. The goal of the Family Caregiver Support Program is to improve the health and well-being of family caregivers by providing them with information, assistance, and training along their caregiver journey.  

Eligible family caregivers are:

  • A person of any age (friend, neighbor, etc.) providing care for a Senior Adult 60 or over or providing care for a person (any age) with Alzheimer's Disease or related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.
  • An individual, age 55 or older is raising a relative child under the age of 18.

Available Services

  • Respite vouchers when funds are available
  • Incontinence supplies & nutritional supplements when funds are available
  • Information & Referrals to supportive services
  • Information & assistance in the preparation of Advance Directives: Living Will and Power of Attorney
  • Five Wishes
  • Grief Support
  • Literature, pamphlets, books, and web information to fit individual caregiver needs


Contact Information:

Wendy Perry

Senior Services Supervisor

252-459-1691

wendy.perry@nashcountync.gov



**Services available in each county may vary. Implementation of the Family Caregiver Support Program is determined locally. Funding is provided by Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging.**

Support Group

Are you feeling burnt out as a caregiver? Join us. Let's develop friendships, share and listen to other caregiving experiences, discuss solutions with other caregivers and learn about resources for caregiving. 
 
 Every 2nd Tuesday, at 3:00pm 
 The Southern Nash Senior Center
 8180 Stoney Hill Church Rd, Bailey NC 27807
 
 Every 3rd Tuesday, at 3:00pm
 Harold D. Cooley Library
 114 W. Church St, Nashville NC 27856



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