Caregiving Resources

Our intent is to provide a light level of support for those persons who have committed themselves to providing care to an individual. Studies show these services can reduce caregiver depression and stress while enabling them to provide care longer, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for costly institutional care.

The caregiver program includes:

  • Information and outreach to caregivers about services
  • Information on caregiver counseling and support groups
  • Individual consultations on caregiving resources and planning
  • Monthly Caregiver Newsletter
  • Small Respite Grants that are one-time-only awards, contingent upon availability of funds
  • Loan Closet consisting of small durable medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, and bath chairs as well as incontinence supplies.  Please call ahead of time for availability of supplies.

**Priority for funded services will be given to persons who are financially needy. 

Caregivers who are eligible to receive services include:

  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals 60 years of age and older;
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older providing care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders;
  • Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to children under the age of 18; and
  • Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) 55 years of age and older providing care to adults age 18-59 with disabilities.

Contact:

For more information, contact Lisa Caudle, Long Term Care Manager at 410-535-4606, ext. 8755 or lisa.caudle@calvertcountymd.gov.