Are you a Family Caregiver?

A family caregiverWelcome to the Arizona Caregiver Coalition web site! Are you caring for a loved one who is either aging, a child or an adult dealing with a chronic condition, or living with a disability? The Arizona Caregiver Coalition was created to support you and your family (that includes everyone) and this site was made just for you and so many others like you. You are not alone. We offer support and help finding access to information, assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful options for you and your loved one.  Here are a couple of helpful links to get you started:

Not sure if you’re a family caregiver?   –   AMA-Caregiver Assessment Tool


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Respite Vouchers now

available for Maricopa County family caregivers.

Call the Caregiver Resource Line  1-888-737-7494 and request a Respite Voucher  application. Our respite voucher’s are available for those family caregivers who need help to take a short break from the duties associated with your caring for a loved one. This program is sponsored by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition (AZCaregiver.org)  and our collaborative partners, ADES, Div. of Aging and Adult Services and Area Agency on Aging – Reg. One.
Based on the initial screening done when you call in those that are eligible will be sent out an application.  Our respite voucher program is a reimbursement program for care for a loved one you provide care to, up to $300 per quarter, based on funding, for respite services you secure  on your own.

Here are the next steps to apply for a Respite Voucher:
Step 1 – Call the Caregiver Resource Line 1-888-737-7494.

Step 2 – Quality for the pre-screening.

Step 3 – Complete, sign and return a Respite Voucher Application.

Step 4 – Complete a brief telephone interview. We will send you notification when your telephone interview will be scheduled and this conversation will take less than 10 to 15 minutes.
Why do we sponsor a Respite Voucher program?  Family caregivers work tirelessly and selflessly to provide assistance to loved ones who are living with disabilities and chronic conditions, and often to the detriment of their own health and emotional well-being. Respite Vouchers can be used by family caregivers to cover costs for in-home or community-based respite care services that you secure on your own, so you can relax and enjoy a short-term break from your duties as family caregiver.
If you have any further questions call the CRL at 1-888-737-7494.


Locate a FREE community support nearest you or your loved one.  Our community asset map called “Partners In Service” was created to identify community supports and link you to them.  Click here!

communtyWhat is a community asset map? Do you know all of the resources that your community has to make it stronger? Every community contains assets, resources that can be harnessed to make a caregiver’s life easier, support housebound older adults and those people with disabilities.  But many of these resources are undiscovered and untapped until now.  Link to our community asset map to learn about services and supports that are provided for no charge by the power of volunteers many services such as transportation to medical and errands appointments, grocery shopping, assurance calls, friendly visitors etc. .  .  Our “Partner’s In Service” link was created by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition to help family caregivers, housebound adults, people with disabilities connect to FREE community supports. For those that want to serve in their community as a local volunteer, volunteer opportunities are needed and you can learn more about the opportunities at each social services agencies listed.

 

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