Family Caregiver Support
The Greater Nashville Regional Council provides a range of resources and support programs that assist family and informal caregivers in caring for their loved ones at home for as long as possible.
What kind of help is available to caregivers?
- GNRC provides referrals, educational resources, and funding to support the needs of caregivers.
- Referrals to available services, support groups, counseling services
- Education for those caring for someone experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, or any related neurological condition
- Funding for respite care or enrichment programs:
- Adult daycare
- In-home or personal care respite
- Caregiver reimbursement
- After-school, tutoring, and camps
Family Caregiver 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 caregiver age 55 or older providing care to an adult (ages 18-59) with disabilities.
- A grandparent or relative 55 years of age or older who is the primary caregiver to a child related by blood, marriage, or adoption
* 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.
Do you need support for after-school care, tutoring, or summer and day camp programs for a child?
The Greater Nashville Regional Council, in partnership with Family and Children’s Services, offers the Relative Caregiver Program in 13 counties across Middle Tennessee. This program allows caregivers to receive financial assistance for respite and enrichment programs. Caregivers must be over the age of 55 and the primary caregiver to a child related by blood, marriage, or adoption. To learn more about all the resources provided through the Relative Caregiver Program and for more information on eligibility requirements call (615) 862-8828.