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New Hampshire Family Caregiver Support Program

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A family caregiver is anyone who provides regular care for a relative, a partner or a friend. The amount of care that the family member or other individual provides may have increased over time, or they may have found themselves in that role suddenly, without notice. For many it is a labor of love but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. It is important to keep a balance between caring for another individual while caring for oneself.

Through the National Family Caregiver Support Program, the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services and the NH ServiceLink Resource Centers provides the following services for family caregivers.

Eligibility Participants:

  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers 18 years and older providing caring to a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia may be served regardless of the age of the person with dementia.
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers 18 years or older providing care to individual 60 years of age and older.
  • Grandparents and other relative caregivers 55 years of age or older providing care to children (under age 18 years) may receive services.

Services can include:

  • Information about community programs and local resources.
  • Assistance in assessing individual caregiving needs, help in identifying options, and accessing local providers.
  • Individual counseling and access to support groups.
  • Education and training to help develop caregiving skills.
  • Respite care services to provide a temporary break for eligible full time family caregivers, and limited services that complement the care the family caregiver is providing.

ServiceLink Resource Center
Toll Free Number 1-866-634-9412