About the Program
The Butler County Department on Aging's Caregiver Support Program provides a network of support for caregivers. Caregivers play a vital role in helping older adults maintain their health and independence. The Caregiver Support Program supports family caregivers by providing information, assistance, and services to help them care for their loved ones and themselves. The Caregiver Support Program keeps families together by helping older adults remain at home with their loved ones.
If you meet one of three criteria, you may qualify for any of these programs:
- If you are a primary caregiver of someone 60 years of age or older
- The primary caregiver of someone under 60 with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's
- If you are over 60 and the primary caregiver of a child
We provide group education and information at events such as senior fairs. This outreach is for the purpose of identifying potential caregivers and encouraging their use of existing services and benefits.
We provide one-on-one contact to give current information on opportunities and services available. The problems and capacities of the individuals are assessed, and individuals are linked to any avenues of assistance that are accessible.
Respite Care Scholarships
Our program provides Butler County caregivers of senior adults, 60 years of age or older, relief from their caregiving duties. Respite means the relief of a caregiver. These respite scholarships may be used to pay for in-home respite, overnight care in a facility, or adult day care in a facility. Once again, income and assets are not reviewed and there is no fee charged.
A two-page application is required to apply for this program, and only home health agencies or facilities are used. Private individuals cannot be paid to do this service. Submit the completed form by mail or fax:
Butler County Department on Aging
2101 Dearborn, Ste302,
Augusta, KS 67010
Fx: (316) 775-0555