Being a family caregiver is demanding and selfless work. We understand that you, too, need support. At Sourcewise, we offer the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) as a way to provide a period of respite services to family caregivers.
A family caregiver is someone who:
cares for a family member or another individual (i.e friend or neighbor).
is an informal (unpaid) provider of in-home or community care to a care receiver.
is age 18 years or older.
What does the Family Caregiver Support Program provide?
Information to caregivers about available services;
Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services;
Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregivers to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiver roles;
Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities;
Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.
“Things have been going smoothly. Dad is taken care of; he is happy; which makes us happy. It [FCSP of Sourcewise] has helped plant a seed for our future; at least for the rest of my dad’s life.”
- Alicia, 34
"I was going to have surgery and I didn't have money to pay for a caregiver. [Sourcewise] qualified me for respite to pay for a caregiver and connected me with Meals on Wheels so I recuperated with little help for several months. Since I got my own caregiver. This program is wonderful."
- Diana, 79
"...how grateful my family is [for FCSP]. This has allowed us to find help for my 91-year-old father. This program has given us the liberty to hire caregivers that we know and trust. Without [FCSP], the job of caring for a loved one would have been much harder and challenging."