Intergenerational Family Caregiver Support

This program is specially designed to assist adults age 60+ who care for children in their homes age 18 and younger. Caregiver and child work with a specially trained care manager to design a care plan which meets the family’s care giving needs. Referrals may come from many sources, including schools, social service agencies, hospitals, and individuals.

  • A grandparent, step-grandparent of a child, or a relative of a child by blood or marriage, who is:
    • 60 years of age or older
    • Is the primary caregiver of the child because the biological or adoptive parents are unable or unwilling to serve as the primary caregiver of the child
    • Has a legal relationship to the child, such as legal custody or guardianship, or is raising the child informally
    • Lives with the child
  • The child must be 18 years of age or younger
  • The household income must not exceed 380% of the poverty level
Program Services
This program offers 5 basic services to caregivers:
  • Aids caregivers in gaining access to services
  • Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and training caregivers to assist them in making decisions and solving problems relating to their care giving roles
  • Information to caregivers about available services for both the caregiver and the child
  • Reimbursements for respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their care giving responsibilities
  • Reimbursements for services or supplies, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers