Health Services of the Pacific - National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

Health Services of the Pacific - National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)


Phone: 1-671-735-3277
Fax:
Email: nfcspmgr@teleguam.net
Website: https://www.hspguam.com/
Types of Services Offered: Support Services
Category: Government Local

The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides information to caregivers about available services; provides assistance to caregivers in gaining access to support services; provides individual counseling, organization of support groups, and training for caregivers to assist them in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles; provides respite to caregivers to afford them temporarily relief from their caregiving responsibilities; provides supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.

**Updated as of 10/14/2020**

Family Caregiving:
Most of Guam's seniors and children rely on family for assistance and caregiving.  The responsibility of caring for a spouse, an aged parent, or grandchild is something we may never expect to assume.  It may happen slowly or suddently... and when it does, it can be emotionally, physically and financially overwhelming.  The challenge can be enriching, rewarding, and fulfilling when:

  • We know how to properly care for someone;
  • We know when to seek formal assistance;
  • We know where to find help when we need it; and
  • We take care of ourselves.
Mission
The Mission of the National Family Caregiver Support Program on Guam is to enhance the quality of life of family caregivers of elders, elder grandparent caregivers of children, and elder caregivers of family members with disabilities through providing support to increase caregiving competence and promote physical, mental and social well-being.

Who We Serve
The National Family Caregiver Support Program assistscaregivers who are:
  1. A caregiver (18 and above) caring for an elderly person 60 years of age or older.
  2. An elderly caregiver 55 years of age or older for either:
            a.) A child (18 and below)
                          OR
            b.) An adult (18-59) with a disability

Care For Yourself
Caregiving is both, a satisfying and stressful experience.  If you have a job and family, caring for someone can add unexpected challenges.  Know the warning signs that may signal you need help:
  • shortness of temper
  • sleeplessness
  • physical problems
  • inability to accept help from others
  • withdrawal from people close to you
  • financial problems
  • disinterest in normal leisure activities
If you experience any of therse or want to learn more about how to become a better caregiver, call the National Family Caregiver Support Program.  Just remember you can provide better care to someone if you seek help when need it and when you take care of yourself.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
  • Sponsor a drive — food, clothing, household goods, personal care items.
  • Volunteer.
  • Donate your service or product.
  • ​Make a monetary or in-kind donation
**Updated as of 10/14/2020

809 Chalan Pasaheru, Unit 2, GUAM

1-671-735-3277

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 PM

Yes
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Adults, Seniors

HSP, support services


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