Eighty percent of all caregiving is provided by family caregivers. A variety of services are available to caregivers through the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), Family Caregiver Support Program. The program provides information and services that assist family members or others in caring for an elderly relative in the home.
The program also serves grandparents and other older relatives who provide care to children under age 19. There are five basic services in the Family Caregiver Support Program: Information, Assistance, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Caregiver Training, Respite Care, and Supplemental Services. For more information about specific services in your community, contact your local Area Agency on Aging through our Regional Service Directory.
Additional resources available to Caregivers may be found at the following web sites:
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) web site provides information on the Senior Community Services Employment Program (Title V) which provides training and employment opportunities for low-income persons 55 years of age and older.
Additional information on Title V may be found at our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) page or by contacting the DES Division of Aging and Adult Services at (602) 542-4446.
For employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, visit the DES Rehabilitation Services Administration or DES Employment Service pages.
Information about job vacancies, career options, student financial aid, relevant employment trends, and instruction on how to conduct a job search, write a resume, or interview with an employer is available at One-Stop Centers. One-Stop Centers are a single point of entry to a network of employment, training, and educational programs and providers in each community. They help workers and job seekers access the tools they need to manage their careers through high quality information and services, and to help employers find skilled workers. Additional information may be found at One-Stop Centers.
For additional information of on employment opportunities available to seniors, the following resources may be helpful:
- If you have experienced discrimination in employment, the following resources may be helpful: