The Alabama Cares program is designed to support family caregivers. The main purpose of the program is to provide temporary relief to the primary caregiver through supportive services to help delay and/or prevent caregiver burnout. The Alabama Cares program provides services in five core areas: Information, assistance, counseling, respite care and supplemental services.
Free education opportunities including Caregiver Colleges and E-Newsletters are provided throughout the year. Information on support groups is also provided.
Respite care and supplemental services are provided for these individuals:
- Caregivers of persons age 60 or older
- Caregivers of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another related dementia
- Caregivers age 55 and older (not parents) providing care for children under the age of 18
- Older relatives age 55 and older (including parents) providing care to adults ages 19-59 with disabilities
To contact the Alabama Cares program: