Family Caregiver Support Program

Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging


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Description of ServiceProvides needs assessment, benefits advice & counseling in which caregivers are informed of the benefits available to them.
Through a cost sharing approach family may recieve monthly reimbursements of up to $200/month through PA FCSP and an additional $300/month from the National FCSP. These monies can help with out-of-pocket expenses ranging from respite care, over-the-counter medicines, incontinence supplies, day care and home chore services.
Modifcations can be made to the home such as installing stair lifts, building ramps or bathroom modification. One time only grants of up to $2000 can be give to families who qualify so that they can make the home more livable for the frail relative.
Referrals to caregivers support groups
LocationDauphin
Geographical AreaDauphin
Helpful TipsThe Family Caregiver support program (FCSP) assists families caring for an older relative at home. FCSP responds to the needs of caregivers.
 
Client Information
Age GroupSenior Citizens
GenderEither
EligibilityUnder Pennsylvania Family Caregiver Support Program:
* The Care receiver must be functionally dependent, 60 years old or older and require assistance with one or more activities of daily living.
* The caregiver & care receiver must be related and live in the same household
* Adult care recievers under the age of 60 with chronic dementia such as Alzheimer's Diease also qualify.

Under the National Family Caregiver Support program:
* The care receiver must be 60 years of age or older and require assistance with 2 or more activities of daily living.
* No requirement for the caregiver and care receiver to be related or live in same household.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCost sharing, based on income.
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 717-780-6130
Physical Site Address 1 2 South Second Street
Physical Site Address 2 Third Floor
Physical Site City, State, Zip Harrisburg, PA 17101
Mailing Address 1 2 South Second Street
Mailing Address 2 Third Floor
Mailing City, State, Zip Harrisburg, PA 17101
Main Phone 717-780-6130
Hotline Phone 800-328-0058 ext. 6130
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging
Affiliated Program: Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging
This Service: Family Caregiver Support Program
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Benefits Assistance (FT-1000)
Home Rehabilitation Services (BH-3000.3550-390)
Individual and Family Support Services (PH)