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Support for Family Caregivers

Caregivers provide care for another person who needs help with everyday tasks because of aging, illness, injury or disability. This includes helping with things like shopping, cooking, laundry and personal care. Providing care for a loved one can be very rewarding, but it's also important to take care of yourself and know your limits.

Below you can find resources, training and links to support family caregivers.


Oregon's Fa​mily Caregiver Support Program​ helps caregivers support their loved ones and themselves. Some of the program's services include:

  • Connection to local services like home-delivered meals, transportation or legal assistance
  • Caregiver counseling and support groups
  • Respite care to give caregivers a break from providing care

Who is eligible

The program helps family members and friends who care for:

  • An adult who is at least 60 years old and who needs in-home care
  • Someone of any age who has Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders

This program also help grandparents or relat​ive caregivers who are at least 55 years old and who care for:

  • Children 18 or younger
  • Adult relatives who have a disability and financially depend on an older adult

How to get services

​​​Call the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of Oregon at 855-ORE-ADRC (855-673-2372).​

ADRC Caregiver Support page

​​​Resources for program coordinators

Oregon Care Partners offers free, high-quality classes about caring for older adults and people living with Alzheimer's. The State of Oregon provides funding to Oregon Care Partners so they can provide services to anyone who lives or works in Oregon.

Classes teach caregivers how to provide care that meets a person's physical, mental and emotional needs. They also encourage self-care and personal wellness for caregivers. Learning how to provide care and knowing what to expect can reduce the stress that caregivers feel and lead to more positive interactions and outcomes.​

You can browse Oregon Care Partner's classes and create an account if you want to register for a class.

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