Caregiving can be a demanding job – it’s almost impossible to take on alone. The emotional, physical and mental toll can leave you feeling exhausted. If you need a break, the Agency provides temporary relief for family caregivers. Eligible family members receive vouchers of up to $300 that may be used to purchase in-home or institutional care. Complete the following steps to apply.
Custodial Grandparent Respite
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging may provide respite vouchers to eligible grandparents age 60 and over who are primary caretakers for grandchildren age 18 and under.
Complete the following steps to apply.
Caregiver Support Coordination
We know that there are times when you need help with the physical care of your loved one. Our social workers can help connect you with services that enhance your ability to care for older loved ones. Social workers will conduct a home visit to assess needs and then coordinate services to meet those needs.
Grandparent Support Coordination
If you are a custodial grandparent who is at least 55 years of age, and you are unable to meet all of your grandchild’s needs, we may be able to help.
Our social workers can help connect you with services that enhance your ability to care for your grandchild or grandchildren. Social workers will conduct a home visit to assess needs and then coordinate services to meet those needs.
What more information? Download the Grandparent Support Services brochure.
Local and State Services for Family Caregivers
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging contracts with local organizations to provide nutrition services—including home-delivered and congregate meals—and transportation services. Transportation is available by reservation only, within county limits. For more information about nutrition or transportation services, use our service map and click on your county.
At the state level, Take Time Texas is a clearinghouse of resources for family caregivers for people of all ages. For more information, visit www.dads.state.tx.us/taketimetexas/.
Doni Green, Director of Aging
Phone: 1-800-272-3921 | Fax: 817-695-9274