Department of Aging providing support for older Pennsylvanians

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Department of Aging providing support for older Pennsylvanians

The state Department of Aging wants older Pennsylvanians who may be the primary caregiver for a parent’s child to know that help is available. The “Caregiver Support Program” provides benefits such as counselling, education and training for caregivers, and financial reimbursement for approved expenses. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, approximately 90,000 grandparents are guardians of children whose parents are no longer in the household due to addiction. “These grandparents, many of whom are grandmothers, are too often invisible and we need to shine a light on their stories. While older family carers often find the care they provide a meaningful and rewarding experience , the demands of being a caregiver can be physically, emotionally and financially stressful,” Palestinian Authority Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres said. Caregivers are eligible for the program if they are over the age of 55 and are the primary caregiver for a child under 18 by blood relationship, marriage or adoption.

The state Department of Aging wants older Pennsylvanians who may be the primary caregiver for a parent’s child to know that help is available.

The “Caregiver Support Program” provides benefits such as counselling, education and training for caregivers, and financial reimbursement for approved expenses.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, approximately 90,000 grandparents are guardians of children whose parents are no longer in the household due to addiction.

“These grandparents, many of whom are grandmothers, are too often invisible and we need to shine a light on their stories. While older family carers often find the care they provide a meaningful and rewarding experience , the demands of being a caregiver can be physically, emotionally and financially stressful,” Palestinian Authority Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres said.

Caregivers are eligible for the program if they are over the age of 55 and are the primary caregiver for a child under 18 by blood relationship, marriage or adoption.

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