Information for Caregivers
Through a grant from the National Family Caregivers Support Program (NFCSP), the Caregivers Program serves family members caring for Baltimore County adults over age 60, as well as grandparents over age 55 with primary care responsibility for grandchildren.
The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) Caregivers Program offers a variety of services and resources to help family caregivers to provide good care for their relatives, while also taking care of themselves.
Caregivers Mini-Conference to be held April 11
Family caregivers of older adults are encouraged to attend the annual Caregivers Mini-Conference
Date: Saturday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: BYKOTA Senior Center, 611 Central Avenue, Towson 21204
- Free parking and free admission
- Continental breakfast and beverages sponsored by AARP Maryland
- Quick cooking demonstration and tips for healthy living
- Stress reducing resources online and in your community
- Overview of local programs and services
- Resource tables with experts providing individualized guidance
There is no advance registration. For more information, look for event fliers at your local senior center or call 410-887-4724.
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Local Support Groups are an important resource for caregivers to talk with others about problems and solutions. Some support groups are general, and others are disease specific.
Community Resource Guide
An annual directory of services and resources for seniors and people with disabilities, the Community Resource Guide is available online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/seniorresources and in paper version at your local senior center and public library.
Education and Outreach
Outreach events especially for family caregivers are offered throughout Baltimore County in senior centers, the work place, houses of worship and area universities. To learn about upcoming events, contact Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Baltimore County by calling 410-887-2594.
Educational events focusing on people with disabilities are hosted by the Baltimore County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) member organizations. The ADRC event calendar is posted online and is updated quarterly.
Caregivers Program Specialists offer free individual Consultations to eligible family caregivers who would like support, guidance, and resources regarding the care of their loved one. Limited respite stipends are available to eligible families to help them pay for care so they can take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
Contact Baltimore County Department of Aging
For more information, call MAP at 410-887-2594 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revised March 16, 2015