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Call:1-855-462-5465  Email: CareChoice@ND.gov

 

Did you know that most people become a caregiver at some point in their life? You may be one of the over 62,000 unpaid informal caregivers in North Dakota if you provide assistance in daily activities for a relative or loved one such as:

  • Personal Care
  • Housework
  • Transportation or running errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Medical care coordination
  • And so much more

 

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The types of caregiver support you may need will vary over time. Below you will learn about some common terms and supports you might encounter in your caregiving journey.

North Dakota Family Caregiver Support Program:

  • Helps eligible caregivers address challenges related to providing 24-hour care
  • Provides services including respite care, information about services and supports, training to assist caregivers to improve their caregiving skills, individual and family counseling, and other services to complement the care provided by caregivers
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) for more information on the North Dakota FCSP
  • Click Here for more information.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS):

  • Includes a variety of services and supports paid for by Federal, State, and local funding to allow people to stay in their homes.  Contact your county office to apply for state and federally funded HCBS.  
  • Click Here to find your local office contact information.
  • Are administered by your local county social service office or through other community providers
  • Considers a person’s functional ability and financial status to determine if the person qualifies for help
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) to connect with services 

Options Counseling:

  • Provided by a professional in your area, employed by the Aging Services Division who is familiar with local supports and services for older adults and people with physical disabilities 
  • Can make home visits, meet you at a convenient location, or talk by phone to connect you to available services
  • Helps guide people and their families through options in services and supports that match their needs
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) to connect with a RASPA to schedule an options counseling visit

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Is a self-care education program that will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.
  • Click Here for more information.

Qualified Service Provider (QSP):

  • Is an individual independent contractor or agency that provides paid care for people in their homes or communities
  • Find a QSP by searching HERE or calling the ADRL (1-855-462-5465).

Respite Care:

  • Is a brief beneficial break from caregiving
  • Should be used frequently and early in your caregiving experience to avoid exhaustion, isolation, and the feeling of being overwhelmed
  • Read the ABCs of Respite to learn more
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) for more information on Respite Care

Dementia Care Services:

  • Provides care consultation through the Dementia Care Services Program to assist families in identifying needs, developing plans, finding resources and services, and obtaining education and ongoing support.
  • Care consultation is available in person or over the phone.
  • For information on the Dementia Care Services Program call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465).
  • For more information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias Click Here or call 1-800-272-3900.

Veteran’s Administration:

  • Offers many caregiver support services such as respite, home health, and homemaker services. 
  • Click Here for more information or call 1-866-634-8387

 

Other helpful links

AARP:

  • Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families can help you and other family members discuss and create a caregiving plan.
  • Click Here to access the guide and other valuable information for caregivers.

Administration for Community Living

Aging Care

Caregiver Action Network

Caring.com

Family Caregiving Council

General Caregiving Resource Link

LongTermCare.gov

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Respite Network

NDSU Aging Well

Next Avenue

 

Search a list of individuals who are enrolled with the state of ND to provide in home care.

Find a Provider

 

Search a list of individuals who are enrolled with the state of ND to provide in home care.

Find a Provider