Family Caregiver Support Program

 

Mature woman (60s) helping elderly mother (90s) using walker.
Caring for an older adult can be as challenging as it is rewarding. In many cases, the family is the primary source of support for an older adult who is no longer able to care for him/herself alone. The responsibility can be
demanding, not only on the family member’s time, but also on personal energy, resources and health.

The Family Caregiver Support program assesses and addresses the needs of family caregivers. Referrals are received by the Agency’s 24 hour Senior Help Line for services that support care giving. Our respite services provide a short interval of rest for the caregiver.

There are options for the caregiver including:

  • Having their loved one attend one of many Adult Day Health Care Centers for supervised recreation and supervision, or
  • In-home respite arranged through one of our contracted home care agencies.
  • The “Friends and Neighbors” consumer directed care model allows caregivers to choose their own respite worker and are reimbursed by the agency.
  • Support groups are offered countywide at no cost to the caregiver.

In addition, making sure to take care of yourself is essential for your well-being. Download the Caregiver Survival Tips

If you are not a resident of Maricopa County or would like more information from the state, please visit www.azrespite.org.

Caregiver Support Groups and Trainings

There are many support groups and trainings throughout Maricopa County. For a complete list, call or follow the links below.

Caregiver Support Groups

 

 

  • Alzheimer’s Support Group (ongoing)
    1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
    Church of the Beatitudes
    555 West Glendale Avenue
    Phoenix, Arizona 85021
    602-274-5022
    www.duetaz.org
  • General Caregiver Support Group – Far West Valley (ongoing)
    2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00– 11:00 a.m.
    Skyway Church of the West Valley
    14900 West Van Buren
    Goodyear, Arizona 85338
    602-274-5022
    www.duetaz.org
  • Parkinson’s Support Group – Mesa (ongoing)
    1st Monday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Red Mountain Multi-Generational Recreation Center
    7550 E. Adobe Street
    Mesa, Arizona 85207
    602-274-5022
    www.duetaz.org
  • Parkinson’s Support Group – Phoenix (ongoing)
    2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Church of the Beatitudes/Patio Room
    555 West Glendale Avenue
    Phoenix, Arizona 85021
    602-274-5022
    www.duetaz.org

 

Caregiver Trainings

 

 

Contact Us Today

To make a referral for Respite Care or to receive additional information about the program, please call the 24-hour Senior HELP LINE at 602-264-HELP (4357), or toll-free at (888) 264-2258, or TTY/TDD at (602) 241-6110. Don’t hesitate, call us anytime.

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