The Alabama Cares program is designed to support family caregivers. The main purpose of this program is to provide relief to the caregiver through supportive services to help their loved one remain in the community for a longer period of time.

Services are provided for caregivers of persons age 60 or older; caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias; caregivers age 60 or older caring for children age 18 or younger; and grandparent or family member (except parents) age 55 or older caring for a disabled person age 19 to 59.  A free Alzheimer’s-Dementia Helpline is also provided, 251-706-4680.

The Area Agency on Aging is offering Truala, a free and easy interactive eLearning platform to help families manage home care.

The Alabama Cares program provides services through five basic areas: information, assistance, counseling, respite care and related supportive services.

To contact the Alabama Cares program: