Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

“More than 65 million people – 29% of the U.S. population – provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.”

— National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, November 2009

FCSP was created in an effort to help family and informal caregivers care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. The National Family Caregiver Support Program was established in 2000 and provides a grant to North Carolina to fund a range of supports that assist these caregivers. Studies have shown that these services can reduce caregiver depression, anxiety, and stress and enable them to provide care longer at home.

FCSP Eligibility

Any adult family member, or another individual, who is an informal provider of in-home and community care to an older individual 60 years of age or older OR to an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder regardless of age.

Grandparents raising grandchildren are also eligible for services if that grandparent is a relative of a child by blood, marriage, or adoptions, who is 55 years of age or older, lives with the child, is the primary caregiver of the child because their parents are unable or unwell to serve as the primary caregiver of the child, and has a legal relationship to the child (such as legal custody or guardianship or is raising the child informally).

Services Provided Through FCSP

FCSP provides a variety of services including:

Donations Needed

FCSP is always accepting donations. Caregiving not only causes emotional strain but also a financial strain on caregivers which is why donations are very important to the FCSP. Items that are accepted include:

If you are unsure if FCSP is able to use a donation please call 704-603-2779 and ask for the FCSP Care Manager.

Contact FCSP

Phone: 704-603-2779