Report Abuse or Neglect

Family Caregiver Support

WMEC’s Family Caregiver Support Specialist provides assistance, respite care, financial assistance and information/outreach to Family Caregivers, including older adults, adults with chronic conditions, grandparents and older adults caring for young children, and adults caring for a child with a disability between the ages of 19 and 59.

We Can Help:

  • Provide assistance and training for caregivers to help make quick, informed decisions and problem-solve while overseeing supervised care for a loved one.
  • Deliver or provide grants for Respite Care to allow caregivers time away from their day-to-day duties of caregiving.
  • Offer Supplemental Services and/or Financial Assistance for caregivers or care recipients to purchase needed care items like grab bars, emergency response systems, etc.
  • Provide Information/Outreach to the public or individual caregivers that outlines resources and services within their own communities.

Who We Serve:

  • An adult age 60 years or older.
  • An adult of any age with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia.
  • A grandparent or relative caregiver (not a parent) aged 55 years or older who is caring for a grandchild or grandchildren under 18 years old.
  • An adult child with disabilities between the ages of 19 and 59.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does WMEC supply the respite person?

While WMEC doesn’t,  we can supply a list of providers to contact or you may use a family member or friend.

How does the program work?

Once opened and introduced to Family Caregiver Support Groups, the caregiver may remain open and receive support, counseling, information, and resources, as needed.

Do you need my income in order to be part of the program?

Family Caregiver Support requires no income information to be supplied. 

Is there a fee for the program?

There is no fee for the Family Caregiver Support program.