Family Caregiver Support

We are hosting a free film series at the Grand Cinema in Tacoma to raise awareness on family caregiving and provide support to those in the community who care for others. Tickets are free but must be reserved ahead of time. Visit our ADRC News and Events for more information!

About the Program


The Family Caregiver Support program helps support and sustain the primary, unpaid caregiver providing continuous care for an older adult or a functionally disabled adult 18 years of age.  We connect caregivers with the resources that will enable them to continue at-home care and make it possible for care recipients to continue to remain in their familiar environment. 

Family Caregiver Support Program Newsletter


Services


  • Information and referral to community resources and services
  • Caregiver education on diseases, disease processes and care planning
  • Minor adaptive equipment
  • Caregiver counseling to help with caregiver problem solving and coping skills
  • Respite opportunities
  • Housework and errands services

What We Can do For You


A case manager will visit to review care-giving needs in your home and how best to apply available funding in each particular circumstance. The role of the case manager is to assist caregivers and care recipients with the most appropriate mix of supportive services.
  • Help you make informed choices and access services
  • Review your needs and eligibility with you
  • Help you develop a plan that addresses your health, housing, and safety needs
  • Regularly review your situation and help you make changes to the plan as needed

Support Groups


Support groups allow caregivers the opportunity to ask questions, learn from other's experiences, share successes and frustrations, or seek advice in a safe, supportive environment. For a current list of support groups, contact the Pierce County Human Services Aging & Disability Resource Center.

Contact:


Aging & Disability Resource Center
253-798-4600 or 800-562-0332
ADRC@piercecountywa.gov

Office Hours:
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday