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Caregiver Support

Senior and Disabilities Services has programs to support formal, informal, and family caregivers as they carry out their daily caregiving activities. A caregiver can be anyone from a helpful neighbor who provides daily check-ins or helps with small tasks, to a live-in family member who helps with activities of daily living. Caregivers most commonly assist with impairments related to old age, disability, a disease, or mental impairments. If you are a caregiver and would like information about getting assistance to care for someone else or yourself there are a number of resources you can contact.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)

Alaska’s ADRCs connect seniors, people with disabilities, and caregivers with long-term services and supports of their choice. ADRC specialists counsel callers and visitors on long-term supports that fit their needs. These programs are operated statewide.

Family Caregiver Support Program

Alaska’s Family Caregiver Support Program provides assistance to caregivers of any age caring for someone 60 and over, and Grandparents 55 and over raising grandchildren. These programs are operated statewide.

Included Services:

  • Information and assistance accessing services
  • Respite
  • Caregiver support groups
  • Caregiver training
  • Supplemental services
  • PDFSee a current list of grantees

Other Resources

For caregivers of individuals with physical or developmental disabilities