The Family Caregiver Resource Center (FCRC), through Caregiver Advisory Services, has provided information and assistance to persons of all ages caring for individuals over sixty years of age and grandparents or other relatives over fifty five years raising grandchildren. FCRC helps these individuals gain access to services, counseling, consultation and support services including: scheduled caregiver support groups and caregiver training and education sessions. Occasionally, FCRC provided assistance to those grandparents or other relatives under fifty five years raising children through collaboration with East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging and a grant through the Illinois Department on Aging.
There are no fees associated with the FCRC which has been in existence since 2001. Funding for the FCRC comes through Title III Older Americans Act, the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, Illinois Department on Aging, and voluntary participant contributions
During FY2015, the Family Caregiver Resource Center provided information, assistance, referrals, emotional support, training and education sessions and support group opportunities to 103 caregivers and 38 grandparents.