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Janesville, WI 53545
3328 N US Highway 51
Janesville, WI 53545
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Am I a caregiver?
Do you awaken at night to help your spouse to the bathroom?
Do you arrange your schedule to fit your mother’s doctors’ appointments?
Do you take an elderly aunt to the grocery store and help her with housework?
Is your health being affected due to added stress from caring for your parents?
Do you find the added care responsibilities for your loved one interfering with your work and daily life?
What do all these people have in common?
Answer: They are all caregivers!
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. Do you
You are not alone. Caregiver Statistics
National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)
The Family Caregiver Support Program can assist you!
The Wisconsin National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) offers information, support, and resources to assist family caregivers (spouse, adult child, other relative, friend or neighbor) with their concerns related to caregiving. Located in every county and tribe in Wisconsin, the 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
It offers the following for family caregivers:
Who is eligible for the program?
The Wisconsin National Family Caregiver Support Program provides help to family members, neighbors, and friends who care for
The program also assists grandparents or relative caregivers 55 years of age and older who
To learn about the Family Caregiver Support Program, contact the Rock County Council on Aging,
Family Caregiver Support Specialist at 608-758-8455.
Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)
Did You Know?
Alzheimer’s disease attacks the memory and ability to think, reason, and judge. People with Alzheimer’s disease gradually forget who they are, where they live, and how to function in daily life. Families struggle emotionally, physically and financially in order to provide adequate care. Over 116, 000 people in Wisconsin have dementia. Approximately 70% of those with the disease are cared for in their own home
Rock County residents with Alzheimer’s and their families may be eligible for the Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program
What is the Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)?
The AFCSP was created by the Wisconsin legislature in 1985 in response to the stress and needs of families caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other irreversible dementia. The purpose of AFCSP is to make an array of community services available to these families in hopes of enhancing lives and keeping people in their homes as long as possible. The program is available in every county throughout the state.
Who is eligible for the Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)?
A single person or couple may have an annual income of $40,000 or less. If the income is above $40,000, the cost related to Alzheimer’s may be subtracted from the gross income. If these costs bring the income below $40,000 the person would be eligible.
There is no asset limit for the program.
The person must also have a written confirmation by a physician of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or any other irreversible dementia.
Services offered by AFCSP
In Rock County, up to $2000 per year is made available to each participant in the program. Participants may receive a variety of services offered through various providers of service throughout the county. No cash grants are given.
Examples of services available:
How do I apply for these services?
To apply for this program, or for more information, contact the Family Caregiver Support Specialist at (608) 758-8455.
Check Out This Workshop
“Powerful Tools For Caregivers”
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a once a week workshop for six-weeks that will teach you how to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own physical, emotional, and financial needs, you become a better caregiver.