It is estimated that Michigan is home to nearly one million family caregivers who are making sacrifices every day to help care for a loved one or friend who has a chronic condition that threatens their independence.
If you are a family caregiver or know of one, you should know that all of Michigan’s 16 area agencies on aging (AAA) have a variety of free or low-cost programs and services that could help with caregiving.
Programs may include counseling, nutrition services, adult day service, respite care, support groups, and training. There are also special programs available in Michigan for caregivers of people who have dementia.
Visit this web page to find the Area Agency on Aging that provides services in your area. You can also call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116 and they can get you the right information.
Also, be sure to check out the additional resources below that could help support you with your caregiving responsibilities.
- CDC Caregiving Care Plan Form (PDF)
- National Alliance for Caregiving
- National Institute on Aging - Caregiving
- AARP - Family Caregiving
- Caregivers Action Network: Family Caregiver Toolbox