Services and Programs for the Aging Population



Caregiver Support

  • Additional Caregiver Information and Support
    This information is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Adult Day Services
    Adult Day Services provides activities and assistance for people with physical and/or mental impairments. This service is for people who do not need 24-hour care in a nursing home, but who cannot be left alone for long periods of time. For example, a person may use adult day services while his or her primary caregiver (such as a family member) is at work. Adult day service centers are located in all three counties and are staffed by trained professionals.

    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Delaware Kinship Navigator Program
    The purpose of the Delaware Kinship Navigator Program is to assist persons, such as grandparents, who are raising other relatives' children by providing them with information regarding services they (or the children they are caring for) may be eligible for as well as supporting them in accessing those services.

    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Joining Generations
    Joining Generations is a statewide intergenerational program operated by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities. The goal of the program is to bring elderly and the youth together in planned activities which benefit both generations. Joining Generations administers the Family Circles program. Family Circles is a support/education group program for grandparents and relatives raising others' children. In addition, Joining Generations provides support and technical assistance to other organizations in Delaware which are interested in developing intergenerational services. For additional intergenerational information and programs, please see the DSAAPD Intergenerational Programs page.

    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
  • Kinship Care
    The Kinship Care Program provides assistance for relative caregivers during the transition period when a child first moves into the non-parent caregiver's home. The program assists in meeting immediate needs for clothing, shelter, health, safety, and educational supplies.

    This service is provided by the Division of State Service Centers (DSSC). For more information about DSSC services, please visit the DSSC website or contact DSSC.
  • Respite Care
    Respite care is a program that provides relief to primary caregivers, such as family members, who give 24-hour-a-day care to someone in need. Respite care can be regularly scheduled (for example, once a week) or can be given from time-to-time, as needed by the family. Respite care can be provided at home or in a state-approved nursing home.

    This service is provided by the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD). For a complete list of services provided by DSAAPD, please visit the DSAAPD services page, the DSAAPD website or contact DSAAPD.
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