For Caregivers

Caregiver Resource Center

The Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland,  located at MAC Inc., Area Agency on Aging, provides information, education, support and guidance to make caregiving responsibilities more manageable for family caregivers. Every part of the program is built around individual caregiver needs. Individual coaching sessions can be provided either in the home, by telephone or via the Internet.

In support of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), the Caregiver Resource Center assists seniors and individuals with specific needs and their families by providing:

  • Information on services available to family caregivers in the four Lower Shore counties in Maryland
  • Resources that promote family caregiver health and skills
  • Caregiver training
  • Quick and easy stress management activities for family caregivers
  • Regular opportunities to meet other family caregivers in support groups
  • Help finding ways for caregivers to take time off (respite care)

For more information:
410-742-0505, ext. 172

Caregiver Center

Hours of Operation

The Caregiver Resource Center is open
during regular MAC hours

Monday through Friday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program helps family and informal caregivers care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. Family car​egivers are the major source of unpaid help for older and disabled adults in Maryland. These caregivers typically include spouses, adult children, relatives and friends.

MAC’s Family Caregiver Support Program works in conjunction with a host of state and community-based services to create a coordinated array of supports for individuals who need them. Studies show that these services can reduce caregiver depression, anxiety, and stress and enable them to provide care longer, thereby avoiding or delaying the need for costly institutional care.

Services offered:

  • Information for caregivers about available services
  • Help to caregivers in accessing services
  • Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregiver training
  • Respite care
  • Supplemental services, available on a limited basis

Eligibility

  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older who provide care to individuals age 60 and older
  • Adult family members or other informal caregivers age 18 and older who provide care to individuals of any age with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders;
  • Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) age 55 and older who provide care to children under the age of 18; and
  • Grandparents and other relatives (not parents) age 55who provide care to adults age 18-59 with disabilities

Caregiver Support Group

A Caregiver Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MAC Inc.

This group is open to all caregivers.

For more information about the
Family Support Program or the Support Group:
Joan Emerick
410-742-0505, ext. 111