Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging
Area Agency on Aging Luzerne and Wyoming Counties - Family Caregiver Support Program
The Caregiver Support Program is a unique service designed for caregivers to provide relief from normal caregiving duties and to reduce stress. The caregiver may choose the type of service needed and be reimbursed through state and federal funding. Examples of services would be personal care, companionship, or day care. If the caregiver needs time for vacation, hospitalization or special emergencies, the benefit may be accumulated over a 6 month period and be used for extended respite.

The Caregiver Support Program may also reimburse the caregiver up to $500 each month for the purchase of supplies used in caring for the care receiver. The list of supplies includes incontinency products, nutritional supplements, over the counter medication, and numerous other items.
In addition to reimbursement for services and supplies, there is a lifetime benefit of up to $2,000 for home modifications and assistive devices. For example, the caregiver may have a bathroom installed on the first floor, a ramp for wheelchair or handicap access, or a stair glide from the first floor to the second floor for the use of the care receiver. The cost of lift chairs, tub seats, and grab bars may also be reimbursed.
111 North Pennsylvania Boulevard
Suite 100
Eligibility: Family Caregivers caring for a family member in the home.
Family member must be age 60 years or older.
Hours: Agency Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am to 4 pm.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (570) 822-1158 Main
  • (800) 252-1512 Toll-Free
Email Address:
Intake Procedure: Please contact the Intake Department of the Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne / Wyoming Counties at 570-822-1158 or 800-252-1512.
Service Contact: Cindy Howe. Family Caregiver Support Supervisor, 570-822-1158
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Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Area Agency on Aging
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