Alabama Cares

Alabama Cares is a program designed to support family caregivers by providing training, assistance, and resources to help them take care of their aging loved ones and themselves. Caregivers play a vital role in helping seniors maintain their health and independence. However, even though care giving is rewarding, it can have a negative impact on the health and well-being of the caregiver. Care giving has its greatest impact on the emotional health of caregivers, particularly the caregivers of persons with dementia and stroke, who are at the highest risk for depression and anxiety disorders.

Alabama Cares strives to keep families together and to allow seniors to age at home instead of in costly long term care facilities.

Who can get these services?
Caregivers of older adults (60+) and Senior Caregivers (55+) of children any age.

Is there a cost for the services?
A sliding fee scale is used to determine the client’s shared cost of certain services. Cost sharing judgments are made based on the care recipient’s income. If the care recipient’s income falls below the national poverty level, the client is not expected to pay anything for the services. In any case, contributions (donations) are accepted by the Area Agency on Aging for all programs.

How does someone get approved for services?
Call your local Area Agency on Aging to make an appointment with the Alabama Cares Coordinator, who will explain the process.

Menu of Services

  • Information
  • Assistance
  • Counseling
  • Respite
  • Supplemental Services*

*Supplemental Services Vary By Region.

To learn more about the services available in your area, call the Area Agency on Aging at 1-888-617-0500.

To submit a proposal, click below.

RFP FY2016 (Cares)