Our community's helping hand for those caring for a frail senior or a senior caring for a child or an individual with disabilities.
- provides information to caregivers about available services;
- provides assistance to caregivers in gaining access to supportive services;
- provides individual counseling, organization of supportive groups, and training for caregivers to assist them in making decisions and solving problems relating to their cargiving roles;
- provides respite to caregivers to afford them temporarily relief from their caregiving responsibilities;
- provides supplemental services on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers; and
- Eligibility Criteria is applied.
For information, contact:
National Family Caregiver Support Program
809 Chalan Pasaheru Unit 2, Tamuning, GU 96913
Tel: (671) 735-3277
Fax: (671) 734-6477
Most of Guam's seniors and children rely on family for assistance and caregiving. The responsibility of caring for a spouse, an aged parent, or grandchild is something we may never expect to assume. It may happen slowly or suddenly...and when it does, it can be emotionally, physically and financially overwhelming. The challenge can be enriching, rewarding, and fulfillng when:
- we know how to properly care for someone;
- we know when to seek formal assistance;
- we know where to find help when we need it; and
- we take care of ourselves.
The Mission of the National Family Caregiver Support Program on Guam is to enhance the quality of life of family caregivers of elders, elder grandparent caregivers of children, and elder caregivers of family members with disabilities through providing support to increase caregiving competence and promote physical, mental and social well-being.
Who we serve:
The National Caregiver Support Program assists caregivers who are:
- A caregiver(18 and above) caring for an elderly person 60 years of age or older.
- An elderly caregiver 55 years of age or older caring for either:
- A child (18 and below)
- An adult (18-59) with a disability.
- A child (18 and below)
Caring for yourself
Caregiving is both, a satisfying and stressful expirence. If you have a job and family, caring for someone can add unexpected challenges. know the warning signs that may signal you need help:
- shortness of temper
- physical problems
- inability to accept help from others
- withdrawal from people close to you
- financial problems
- disinterest in normal leisure activities
If you experience any of these or want to learn more about how to become a better caregiver, call the Family Caregiver Support Program.
Just remember...you can provide better care to someone if you seek help when you need it and when you take care of yourself.