The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) was created during the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act in 2000. The goal of the NFCSP was to provide services to caregivers providing assistance to elderly adults, as well as grandparents over 60 raising grandchildren ages birth-18. Services provided through the NFCSP fall into five categories:
Ø Information to caregivers about available services.
Ø Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services.
Ø Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles.
Ø Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities, including:
ü In-home respite care
ü Adult day service
Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the assistance provided by caregivers, including:
Ø Home modifications
Ø Assistive technologies
Ø Emergency response systems