The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) has recently created a database for publicly-funded caregiver support programs. This database is called "Caregiving across the States" and it can be accessed by clicking one's state on a map or by choosing the state from a drop down menu. The information includes details about specific caregiving programs, including eligibility requirements, the geographic regions served by the programs, and the services provided by each program. For example, program services may include assistive technology, caregiver training, supplies, counseling, homemaker assistance, and respite care.
- General Information
- Services for Family Caregivers
- Services for Care Recipients Living at Home
- Government Health and Disability Programs
- Disease-Specific Organizations
- other types of services
In addition, there is a wealth of statistical information about caregivers and the cost of caregiving in each state. The Florida statistical information is here.
The Family Caregiver Alliance is a community-based nonprofit organization. The FCA website is a great resource for older adults and for caregivers. There are useful fact sheets in English, Spanish, and Chinese; research reports; caregiving advice; and links to online support groups.