San Jose, March 3, 2018: Sourcewise announced today requests for Older American Act dollars, Title III E, Family Caregiver Support Program. The Family Caregiver Support Program is designed to establish networks that provide supportive services for family caregivers, grandparents, and older individuals who are relative caregivers. Sourcewise will be accepting proposals for the following services, which must be provided in Santa Clara County:
- Communication Education on Caregiving
- Caregiver Training
- Grandparent Case Management
- Respite Out-of-Home
- Respite In-Home
Sourcewise plans to award six contracts totaling $347,750 dollars to support low income caregivers who provide unpaid care for loved ones 60 years and older.
“Every day, there are an estimated 40 million unpaid Americans who are supporting their families, friends, and loved ones so that they can live independently. We know that Santa Clara County caregivers need our support, and we want to ensure programs are available for the most vulnerable,” said Stephen Schmoll, Chief Executive Officer of Sourcewise.
The service delivery process for this program happens every four years and is in line with Sourcewise Area Plan on Aging. The 2016-2020 Area Plan on Aging (mysourcewise.com/area-plan) provides a comprehensive needs assessment of seniors, those with disabilities, and their caregivers in Santa Clara County.
“We look forward to working with our partners to continue to provide services that enhance the quality of life for seniors in Santa Clara County,” shared Manuel Altamirano, Chief Operating Officer of Sourcewise.
Sourcewise is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily funded by federal support though the Older Americans Act. The organization’s mission is to provide adults and their caregivers the tools and services they need to effectively navigate their health and life options. Through a comprehensive network of resources, Sourcewise strives to educate, prepare, support, and advocate for all adults, their families, and their caregivers within Santa Clara County. Direct programs and services include: Information & Awareness, Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy, Meals on Wheels, Senior Employment Services, Care Management, Family Caregiver Support Program, and Public Authority Services.
If you are interested in learning more about services offered by Sourcewise, visit www.mysourcewise.com, or call (408) 350-3200, option 1. To support Sourcewise, through your tax deductible donation, please visit www.mysourcewise.com/commitment.
Aneliza Del Pinal
Director, Public Relations
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