Providing care to a loved one is challenging, demanding and rewarding. The Pennsylvania Caregiver Support Program works to ease the stress of caregiving by focusing on the well-being of the caregiver. The program provides the primary caregiver with reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs associated with caregiving such as respite, caregiving-related services and supplies. The program offers education, training, counseling and more.
The program is administered by your local Area on Aging. Each caregiver is assigned a care manager who will come to the care receivers' home, conduct a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the caregiver, provide support, and work with them to develop a person-centered plan of care.
If you are a caregiver residing in Delaware County and you:
- Are age 55+ and are caregiving for grandchildren under the age of 18
- Are age 60+ and are caregiving for a disabled relative between the ages of 18-59
- Are age 18+ and are caregiving for someone age 60+
you may be eligible for financial reimbursement for some expenses you incur in caring for your relative.
There are three categories of programs each with their own requirements.
To view a flyer with information on each program and its requirements, click here.
To request an Assessment for the Caregiver Support Program, contact COSA's Information and Assistance Department at 610-490-1300 or click here to Apply for Services