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Caregivers

NHCarePath connects caregivers to resources in the community.

caregivers iconWhat is a caregiver?

A caregiver is a person of any age who provides regular care for a relative, partner, child, friend, or any person in his or her life. Caregivers are not professionals who get paid for the work they do, they are regular folks who offer care and support voluntarily.

Services and Supports for Caregivers of Adults adult caring for a child

If you are a caregiver of an adult, NHCarePath can connect you to services including respite care, which offers temporary rest and relief by providing substitute services and supports. Respite care can range from a few hours at home to several days in a nursing home or assisted living facility, and can add to the quality of life experienced by you and the adult you care for. Small grants may be available if you are eligible. Resources for caregivers of adults include:

  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups – can be helpful if you have been newly diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, or are helping care for someone experiencing memory loss.
  • Caregivers of Veterans – can contact your local VA Medical Center and speak with a VA Caregiver Support Specialist for more information on services to help you care for a veteran.
  • Family Supports Services – are available if you are caring for an individual with a developmental disability or acquired brain disorder.
  • Home Health Agencies – are licensed by the state and offer a variety of services to help you care for individuals in the comfort of their own home.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Hampshire – provides local support networks if you are caring for an individual with mental illness.
  • Respite Care Services – include information on grants and supplemental services for caregivers providing support to the elderly or persons experiencing a developmental disability.

Services and Supports for Caregivers of Children

As a caregiver of a child, NHCarePath provides you with access to a variety of resources that range from initial evaluation to services and supports for autism, developmental disabilities, and acquired brain disorders. Finding the right services in your community can add to the quality of life experienced by you and the child you care for. Resources for caregivers of children include:

To connect to these and other resources, call 1 (866) 634-9412 or view the links below.

Who do I contact?

Please note that programs may have varying eligibility requirements. Please contact those listed below for more information.

Find an agency in your community

The NH Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS) offers individuals and children with intellectual disabilities or acquired brain disorders a wide range of supports and services within their own communities, through Area Agencies.

New Hampshire Family Caregiver Program

ServiceLink sites provide services for caregivers including: information, educational programs, connections to community resources, one on one counseling and access to small grant funds for eligible caregivers. ServiceLink sites are located in each county of the state. ServiceLink Resource Centers are trusted places in your community to ask questions about services and supports and connect with the resources you are interested in.

Alzheimer’s Association

The national Alzheimer’s Association’s toll-free Helpline is available any time of the day or night to provide support and/or advise about any issue relating to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

NHCarePath
  |  New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
  |  nhcarepath@dhhs.nh.gov