Fairfax County Family Caregiver Support Program

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For information on public and private pay services for older adults, caregivers and people with disabilities, call 703-324-7948, TTY 711 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; or use our online form and we will call you.

Caregiver Respite Program

There are three county programs that provide respite to caregivers. Go to Caregiver Respite Program for more information.

Education and Training

We provide free seminars and trainings on issues such as providing care, handling finances, handling stress, legal issues, Medicare, etc. See the links above for upcoming trainings or call 703-324-7948, TTY 711 for more information.

Caregiver Support Groups

We provide support for the physical and emotional challenges involved with caregiving. Support groups - whether by phone or in person - can help.

  • Caregiver Support Groups in  the Annandale, McLean and Mt. Vernon areas. These support groups are led by nurses and take place at three of the county’s Adult Day Health Care Centers. You do not need a family member enrolled in one of the centers to join.

  • Caregiver Telephone Support Group in English - from the comfort of your own home, join a free support group facilitated by a county social worker each month on second Tuesdays.  Register online or call 703-324-5484, TTY 711.

  • Find caregiver support groups sponsored by nonprofit organizations throughout the county. Go to SeniorNavigator and search for "caregiver support groups."

Caregiver Respite Voucher Program

Virginia’s new Lifespan Respite Voucher Program now reimburses caregivers up to $400 per year for the purchase of respite services. Respite services are temporary care services that allow a family caregiver to take a break. There is no income eligibility for this reimbursement. Requirements include:

  • The primary family caregiver and care recipient must reside in Virginia;

  • The primary family caregiver must reside with the care recipient; and

  • Funds cannot be used to replace current funding for respite/daycare or to pay for respite to allow the caregiver to work. 

If approved, caregivers must pay for the respite services up-front, then apply for reimbursement through the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Contact Mary Strawderman, Respite Program Coordinator, at 804-662-7505, TTY 711 or e-mail mary.strawderman@dars.virginia.gov.

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