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Family Caregiver Support Program

The Mississippi Family Caregiver Support Program provides services to caregivers of elderly or child 18 or younger.

Caregiver is defined as:

  • any individual, regardless of age, providing care for a person 60 years or older; or
  • a grandparent or other relative caregiver, 60 years or older, caring for a child 18 years or younger.

The Mississippi Family Caregiver Support Program works in partnership with the 10 Area Agencies on Aging and local community service providers to provide five basic services for family caregivers, including:

  • Information to caregivers about available services.
  • Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services.
  • Individual counseling, organization of support groups, caregiver training to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles.
  • Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from caregiving responsibilities.
  • Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.

Call Vulnerable Person Abuse Hotline at 844-437-6282 to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or click https://fw2.harmonyis.net/MSLiveIntake/ to make a non-emergency report. Call local law enforcement agency or 911 if the situation is a life threatening emergency.

Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Aging & Adult Services
601-359-4929 | 601-359-4577 | 800-948-3090
Email: aging@mdhs.ms.gov
750 North State Street | Jackson, MS 39202

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