North Central Texas offers caregiver support, respite services

ROCKWALL, TX (May 3, 2021) 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 North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging provides temporary relief for family caregivers. Eligible family members receive vouchers of up to $1,000 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 55 and over who are primary caretakers for grandchildren age 18 and under, or people age 55 and over who care for young adults with severe disabilities.

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 case managers can help connect you with services that enhance your ability to care for older loved ones or young adults with severe disabilities.

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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 case managers can help connect you with services that enhance your ability to care for your grandchild or grandchildren.

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/.

Information provided by Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County and North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging serves adults age 60 and older and their family caregivers who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. Their mission is to create and maintain a coordinated network of health and social services for older adults and family caregivers. They provide services and resources that help older adults maximize their quality of life and live as independently as possible. By providing information, education, and direct services, they help individuals meet basic needs and make informed decisions. Contact one of their staff members, or call 800-272-3921.





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