Caregiver Support - AIS


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Aging & Independence Services helps family members and others who provide care for a loved one.

Family Caregiver Support Program

If you regularly aid an older relative maintain his or her quality of life, you are a caregiver. You help your loved one and the Family Caregiver Support Program can help you.

Who we serve

  • Adult family caregivers of individuals, age 60 and older, in San Diego County.
  • Grandparent caregivers of minors, where the minor is a relative of the caregiver, and resides with the caregiver, in San Diego County.

Services we provide

  • Assistance to caregivers through contracted providers
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Care management
  • Professionally administered support groups and counseling
  • Caregiver skills training
  • Respite care
  • Legal services
  • Minor Home Modification (grab bars, safety checks, etc)
  • Grandparent caregiver support
  • Outreach and education

What is unique about this service?

  • The caregiver, rather than the care receiver, is the client in the Caregiver Support Program.
  • This program is part of the National Caregiver Support Program, which recognizes the critical need for training, assistance, and relief, for caregivers in a role that can last for years.
  • The Family Caregiver Support Program offers a seamless system of home and community-based caregiver support services.

How do we charge for our services?

There are no charges for most services.  Provider agencies offer opportunities for voluntary contributions.

How do people apply?

  • For respite, assessment, counseling and support groups, caregivers should call Southern Caregiver Resource Center at 800-827-1008 or click here for more information.
  • Caregivers seeking legal assistance can contact Elder Law & Advocacy at 858-565-1392 or click here for more information.
  • Grandparents who are caring for grandchildren should call the the YMCA Kinship Program at 619-543-9850 x116 or click here for more information.
  • For minor home modifications in Central, South, and East areas of the County, caregivers should call JFS Fix-it at 858-637-3040 or click here for more information.
  • For minor home modifications in North Coast or North Inland areas of the County, caregivers should call Interfaith Community Services at 760-489-6380 or click here for more information.

What alternatives are there to this service?

Contact the AIS Call Center 800-339-4661 for information about potential alternatives.

Adult Day Care Programs

Adult day care programs are ideal for otherwise socially isolated adults who enjoy peer support, but aren't as active as those who attend senior centers. Social day care for older adults provides nonmedical services, including social activities, supervision and assistance with daily living activities.

These centers also provide a break for family caregivers, who can drop off their loved one and have time to take care of other tasks or just relax.

For a list of Adult day care centers click here.

For more information send us an email or call: 800-339-4661