CAREGIVERS

Families provide 80% of the long-term care in this country, and the need for information is great—and growing.

Kansas Guardianship Program - http://www.ksgprog.org/

Services and policies for family caregivers:


FCSP services for family caregivers are provided through local area agencies on aging (AAAs) and include:
- Information
- Assistance
- Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training
- Respite care
- Limited supplemental services, such as transportation and home modifications
Care Recipient Eligibility:
- Adults age 60 and older
Exception:
- Adults with dementia can be any age
Caregiver Eligibility:
- Anyone age 18 and older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility
Special Populations:
- Adults age 55 and older who are caring for anyone (that is not their child) over 18 years old with developmental disabilities
- Grandparents or other relatives age 55 and older caring for children (age 18 and under)
Kansas
(855) 200-2372
http://www.agingkansas.org/index.htm


Kansas City Partnership for Caregivers (KCPC)
Non-profit coalition of organizations and individuals working to support caregivers of older adults through education and networking.
Care Recipient Eligibility:
Anyone
Caregiver Eligibility:
Anyone
Kansas
Contact Jane Henderson, St. Luke's Hospital
(816) 932-9822

 


Kansas Lifespan Respite Coalition
Coalition of organizations that promote services and support for family caregivers. Coalition website serves as a resource for caregivers and those who work with caregivers providing online respite provider lists by county and information on respite helpline.
Caregiver Eligibility:
Anyone caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility criteria
Kansas
(785) 296-4986
(800) 432-3535
https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/home-community-based-services-(hcbs)/kansas-respite-for-caregivers/kansas-lifespan-respite-coalition

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