Research shows that caregivers experience high levels of emotional, physical and financial stress which often leads to diminished health of the caregiver. Price County offers two local support programs for caregivers.
Alzheimer Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP)
Assists Wisconsin families in providing at home care for a loved one with irreversible dementia.
Enhances quality of life.
Provides assistance to caregivers.
Written diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia is required.
Priority is given to persons living in a private home setting.
Annual income $48,000 or less-Alzheimer's related expenses can be deducted.
National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)
Assists families and other informal caregivers in caring for loved ones at home for as long as possible. The main focus of this program is to support caregivers.
There are five core areas:
Information to caregivers about available services
Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services
Individual counseling, organization of support groups and caregiver training
Join one of our local Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Groups today!
Park Falls - Peace Center
598 2nd Avenue N Park Falls, WI 54552
3rd Tuesday of each month
Phillips - Concrete Park Studio
N8236 State Highway 13 Phillips, WI 54555
3rd Wednesday of each month
Training & Information
Information and training for caregivers will improve the quality of care they can provide for their relative or friend. These topics include: