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.
After a caregiver and care recipient (the person needing care) meet the eligibility criteria, the FCSP Care Manager will provide guidance through the following process.
What is the process?
Once the caregiver need has been identified, and the caregiver is interested: an intake is completed by our FCSP Care Manager. This intake gathers information on both the caregiver (who is our client) as well as on the care receiver (the loved one 60+ or under 60 with dementia).
An appointment to visit the caregiver and the care recipient in the environment in which care is provided. The assessment considers the caregiver’s: physical health; ability to perform daily tasks; cognitive functioning; social interactions; emotional status; physical environment; and financial resources (in terms of how these areas are impacted by their caregiving role).
Our FCSP Care Manager then discusses with the caregiver the options for assistance: from this discussion a care plan is developed.
A monthly follow-up call is completed by the FCSP Care Manager to learn how the program is assisting the caregiver and assesses if there are any new needs.
Respite Care may be provided a few hours weekly for a limited time and may be in the form of:
In-home services (personal care, homemaker, chore assistance day and/or overnight).
Day Care (attendance of care receiver at a supervised/protective congregate setting).
Out of Home (short period in Skilled Nursing Facility).
There are a variety of supplemental services, and they will always relate to relieving the caregiving situation (not directly the need of the care receiver).
If you or a loved one are interested in the Family Caregiver Support Program, speak with a Community Resource Specialist at (408) 350-3200, option 1, or email us.
“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."