Many people don't think of themselves as caregivers, but if one or more of the statements below apply to you, then you are a caregiver.
Through the Older Americans Act, the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) was developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA) after listening to the needs expressed by thousands of family caregivers in discussions held across the United States. Through Title III-E of the Older Americans Act, the State of Wisconsin has received funds to administer this program.
The Wisconsin National Family Caregiver Support Program offers information, support, and resources to assist family caregivers (spouse, adult child, another relative, friend, or neighbor) with their concerns related to caregiving. NFCSP helps caregivers find solutions to their caregiving dilemmas. Whether arranging for services, e.g. respite care, transportation, etc. or helping families understand their options for care, the Family Caregiver Support Program gives caregivers access to the information and services that can help them in the often rewarding, sometimes challenging, role of caregiver.
The Wisconsin National Family Caregiver Support Program provides help to family members, neighbors, and friends who care for
Monthly Caregiver Support Groups
There are a number of support groups in Dane County that meet at various times, days, and locations: Dane County Caregiver Program Caregiver Support Groups and Memory Cafés.
Call the Area Agency on Aging at (608) 261-9930 for more information.
Available for organizations, groups, employers, and churches.
A variety of books and videos are available for the public to check out. Topics range from caregiver wellness to health condition related information.
The AAA publishes a monthly newsletter Caregiver Chronicles to provide Dane County Caregivers with useful information and resources.
Please check out our latest edition below.