Family Caregiver Support

Sometimes people caring for older adults and adults with disabilities need help finding resources and support to care for themselves as well. The Greater Nashville Regional Council provides a range of resources and support programs that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible.

What kind of help is available to caregivers?

These services are provided at no cost to eligible caregivers.

  • Information to caregivers about available services
  • Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services
  • Caregiver education for those whose loved one is experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia or any related neurological condition, providing explanations of the progression of the disease and coping mechanisms for the family
  • Connection to support groups and counseling services
  • Respite care to temporarily relieve caregivers from their responsibilities
  • Supplemental services to compliment caregiver efforts, on a limited basis


Program Eligibility*

To be eligible for support services, the caregiver must meet one or more of the criteria below.

  • An adult family member (age 18 years or older) or other adult providing informal care to individuals 60 years of age or older.
  • An adult family member or other adult providing informal care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.
  • A grandparent or relative 55 years of age or older who is providing care to children under the age of 18 years.


* Eligibility for services and support may depend on additional criteria such as living arrangements, income level, diagnosis, and conditions. To learn more about the programs and services through GNRC, and detailed eligibility requirements, call our Information and Assistance Helpline at 866-836-6678.