Caregiver Program

Support when you need it most.

The Native American Caregiver Support Program provides assistance to non-paid family members caring for elders (55 and older) and to grandparents raising grandchildren:

  • Information about available services
  • Assistance gaining access to available services
  • Individual counseling and organization of support groups to assist in the caregiver role
  • Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities
  • Limited supplemental services to complement care provided by caregivers

Elder care

  • Primary caregiver must be an adult family member providing unpaid in-home and/or community care for an individual 55 years or older, or an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction
  • Caregiver or Care recipient must be 55 years or older and Native American
  • Caregiver or Care Recipient must live in Pottawatomie, Lincoln, Oklahoma, or Cleveland county (respite provider is able to live anywhere)
  • Respite provider must live outside of care recipient’s home

Grandparents raising grandchildren

  • Adult must be 55 years or older
  • Adult must be related to child by blood, marriage, or adoption
  • Adult must have a legal relationship with the child (as stated above, or court documents establishing adult as legal guardian)
  • The child must live in the same household as the primary caregiver, which must be located in Pottawatomie, Lincoln, Oklahoma, or Cleveland county.
  • Respite provider must live outside of care recipient’s home

All available services are subject to grant funding. The Native American Caregiver Support Program is funded by Title-VI Part C through the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. To determine eligibility – or for application – contact:

Eligibility requirements:
Deidre Yarbrough, RN
Caregiver Coordinator
ASTHS Public Health Department