The Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to provide assistance, support, and services - such as respite, emergency response systems, or other supplemental services - to caregivers. Caregivers need support in the everyday activities that surround the long-term care of their loved one. This way, caregivers can retain greater control over their personal life and health. The focus is to empower the caregiver with training, education, information, support groups, and temporary relief from care giving responsibilities.

To qualify for this program, the caregiver must be 18 years of age or older providing for a care recipient over the age of 60, or they must be custodial grandparents at least 55 years of age or older of children less than 18 years of age. Caregivers may be any of the following: spouse, parent, sibling, grandparent, any relative, or anyone providing care for a loved one.

If you are a caregiver and need assistance or are interested in the following: Quarterly Family Caregiver Newsletter, Caregiver Support Group, or Caregiver Educational Workshop, please let us know!

Additional Caregiver Web Resources
West Texas Cares    
Family Caregiver Alliance
Healthy Caregiver
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Elder Options of Texas
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Phone Resources:
National Caregiving Foundation 1-800-930-1357
Children of Aging Parents 1-800-227-7294  

Contact Lisa Gonzales
1323 58th Street / P.O. Box 3730 Freedom Station
Lubbock, Texas 79452-3730
(806) 687-0940 / 1-888-418-6564
Fax (806) 765-9544