Video courtesy of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Did you know?
More than 65 million persons in the United States are informal (unpaid) caregivers to older persons who live in the community and have at least one limitation on their activities of daily living. These caregivers include spouses, partners, adult children, and other relatives and friends. The Family Caregiver Support Program at HESSCO has been created to assist these informal caregivers who are caring for a loved one and are looking for resources, answers, direction, or emotional support.
Cost of service to client
There is no charge for services from the Family Caregiver Support Program, although a donation to the program will enable us to serve more family caregivers. In addition, there are no income eligibility requirements for this program.
To find caregiving services and local caregiver support groups, contact HESSCO’s Caregiver Support Specialist at (781) 784-4944, ext. 220.
The Family Caregiver Alliance
This website includes a clearinghouse of information, online support groups, and other resources geared specifically toward family members caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. www.caregiver.org
This website from the National Organization for Empowering Caregivers has articles, message boards, a humor section, chat rooms, and manyother features to support and inform caregivers. www.care-givers.com
National Family Caregiver Support Program
Part of the US Administration on Aging’s system, this website provides excellent links and practical information on a variety of topics related to caring for a family member.