Catawba Area Agency On Aging

Caregiver Services

Serving as a full time caregiver for a loved one can be challenging.

Who is a Caregiver?

A family caregiver is a person who provides needed help to another person. Your care giving situation is unique, whether they are an adult, child, relative or friend.

South Carolina Caregiver Support Program can help caregivers who provide care for someone who is 60 years or older, and/or older relative's raising children 18 or younger.

Offering Help to Caregivers Who Are:

  • Unpaid family caregivers for a frail or disabled adult, age 60 or older
  • Relative caregivers, 55 or older, responsible for raising a child related through blood, marriage or adoption
  • Unpaid family caregivers for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related neurological disorder
  • Adults, 55 or older, who are an unpaid family caregivers for a child of any age with a disability

Available Caregiver Services:

  • Information about local services and supports
  • Assistance from a trained Family Caregiver Advocate to help caregivers assess needs and access support services
  • Counseling, support groups, and training

Services are provided at no cost to qualifying participants and are federally funded under the Older Americans Act with state and local matching funds.