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Offering Help to Caregivers Who Are:

  • Unpaid family caregivers for a frail or disabled adults 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

Services Available

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

For information about the Family Caregiver Support Program and services in your area, call us at 1-800-868-9095 or contact the Family Caregiver Advocate at your Area Agency on Aging. The Family Caregiver brochure is also available (small 100K pdf file).

Other Information:

Fact sheet for the SC Family Caregiver Support Program (small 136KB pdf file)

Brochure: Family Caregiver Support Program (small 191KB pdf file)

Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 350
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 734-9900
Toll Free: (800) 868-9095
FAX: (803) 734-9887
Website: www.aging.sc.gov