Alabama Cares is a caregiver support program for unpaid caregivers providing at least 20 hours of service a week to a loved one who is at least 60 years of age. It can also provide assistance to a grandparent 55 or older caring for a grandchild, or a relative 55 or older who is caring for a severely disabled family member. Alabama Cares provides many services to support caregivers, including support groups, educational opportunities, in-home services, and supplies. There is no income requirement.
Caregivers can get support with:
Information on resources and services available through public education, health fairs, brochures, and newsletters.
Caregiver Access Assistance to obtain access to the services and resources that are available through outreach and case management.
Caregiver Education to assist in making decisions and solving problems relating to areas such as health, nutrition, and finances.
Caregiver Respite or temporary relief from caregiving by providing personal care, homemaker services, adult day care, and other services requiring a skilled helper in the home.
Supplemental Services such as incontinent supplies and nutritional supplements, are available on a limited basis.