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older coupleFamily Caregiver Relief Fund

Who's eligible:

  • Unpaid family members, friends, neighbors, or domestic partners caring for a person 60 years old or older or for a person of any age with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
  • A parent or older relative caregiver age 55 or older who lives with, and is the primary caregiver for, an individual with disabilities age 18 or older.
  • An older relative caregiver (other than a parent) age 55 or older who lives with, and is the primary caregiver for a child age 18 or younger.
  • Caregiver living in Multnomah County
  • Family caregivers caring for a person receiving only financial assistance (SNAP, medical card) through Medicaid may be eligible if they meet all other eligibility requirements. 

Family caregivers caring for a person receiving Medicaid services (in-home or facility care) are not eligible for relief funds. 

How much money is available

Contact your case manager to find out more about funding.

What grants can be used for

  • home care agencies
  • adult day care centers
  • facilities that provide overnight respite
  • goods and services that may be provided to caregivers. This may include (but is not limited to) mobility aids, durable medical equipment, medical alert systems, grab bars, ramps, incontinence supplies, etc. 

The Family Caregiver Support Program can provide Options Counseling for family caregivers who want help determining what the best path forward is for someone in their care. 

Call the ADRC Helpline at (503) 988.3646 for assistance in applying for these funds and support.

Paying for Counseling and Support Groups

What and who

Relief funds are available for all unpaid family caregivers caring for an elder.

  • Fund are available for short-term counseling.

  • No income eligibility for the family.

How to apply

Call the ADRC Helpline at (503) 988.3646 and you will be referred to someone who can help access the counseling funds as well as any other identified need of the family caregiver.

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