Aging & Adult Services
2001 South State Street S1500
Salt Lake City, UT 84190-4575
385 468-3200

Caregiver Support

  • Description of Services:

    Caregivers are faced with a host of new responsibilities many of which are unfamiliar and intimidating and can ultimately create caregiver burnout.   As a result, the Caregiver Support Program is a short term program that provides assistance and support to these caregivers.

    Respite Services (based on eligibility requirements)
    • Brief period of relief for the caregiver    
    • Homemaking, home health aide, adult day care, short term stay in a nursing home
    Supplemental Services (based on eligibility requirements)
    • Supplies or equipment
    Information and Assistance
    • Provide caregivers with services and information available within the community
    • Monthly newsletters, caregiver website, caregiver academy and other available training
    Support Groups
    • Monthly meetings with caregivers to discuss an assigned topic for that month pertaining to care giving as well as a  forum to meet with peers in similar circumstances and learn from one another
    Consultations
    • Consult with the caregiver or families to help plan the care giving process and what to expect

    To participate with the respiteportion of the Caregiver Support Program:

    • Caregivers must be 18 years of age or older and reside in Salt Lake County.
    • Care receivers must be 60 years of age or older and need assistance with at least 2 activities of daily living, or a care receiver of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
    • Grandparents or other relatives (not biological or adoptive parents) who are 55 years of age or older providing care to children under the age of 18 years or caring for adults, age 18 to 59, with disabilities.  

    Anyone is eligible for information and assistance, support groups and consultation.

    There is no financial eligibility or fees required to participate with the Caregiver Support Program.

    Resources

    In addition to the links and options offered here, we encourage you to call The Caregiver Support program at (385) 468-3280 for one-on-one assistance in care planning and management. We also offer support groups and classes (either in the community or at worksites).

    Caregiver Support Guide

    Caregiver Support Newsletter

    This program is funded through federal, state, and county taxes. There is no charge to family caregivers. Limited respite and supplemental services are also available.

    A Caregiver needs a variety of resources, skills and ideas. Here are a few helpful resources:

    Contact Information

    Program Manager: Charise Jensen
    Telephone: 385.468.3268
    Email: cjjensen@slco.org
    Address: Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services
    Caregiver Support Program
    2001 S State St STE S1500
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4575

    Salt Lake County’s Caregiver Academy provides resource sharing, education, skill building, respite and peer discussions for individuals caring for aging family and other frail and vulnerable individuals. 

    Caregiver Events Calendar

    Caregiver Academy

    Club Caregiver