Families are the major provider of long-term care, but research has shown that care giving exacts a heavy emotional, physical and financial toll. The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) has two distinct components. The first is especially designed to reinforce caregivers who are generally capable of managing the care for their relative who is over the age of 60. To be eligible for the program, an individual, 18 years or older, must be caring for a physically and/or mentally impaired relative. The second component offers support to individuals for their grandchildren. For both components, the program is centered around offering financial reimbursement for expenses the caregiver pays out for services and supplies associated with the care of the older adult/grandchild. Expense reimbursement for this program is based on a sliding scale of household income.
Experience, Inc. provides programs and services that can help by providing respite care and financial reimbursement for those who qualify.