What is the Family Caregiver Support Program Print E-mail

In November 2000, the U.S. Congress reauthorized the Older Americans Act with the addition of the National Family Caregiver Support Act. The new Act provides much needed focus on support programs for family caregivers.  The National Family Caregiver Support Act, (The Older Americans Act, as amended in 2000, Title III, Part E) became effective November 13, 2000. The amended act provides funding for programs that focus on support services for family caregivers. North Carolina has designed and developed a comprehensive Family Caregiver Support Program. The NC Division of Aging works in partnership with the Area Agencies on Aging.

Kim Emory, Family Caregiver Resource Specialist, with the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging is the contact for caregivers in Region L. The Area Agency on Aging is in the planning stages for the family caregivers by contracting and collaborating with many agencies (public and private) in the area. If you have any questions please contact Kim at (252) 234-5960.