Caregiver

Caregiver Information & Assistance Program

If you live in King County and are caring for someone 18 years or older who is ill or has a disability, our Caregiver Information & Assistance Program, a component of King County 2-1-1, can provide support and assist you in locating the services you need. Call King County 2-1-1 by dialing 2-1-1 or 800-621-4636.

According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, nearly 1 out of every 4 households provides care to a relative or loved one aged 50 or older. As the 76 million baby boomers become older adults, resources and assistance for caregivers will be increasingly needed. The main source of help for the majority of adults with an illness or disability is a community of unpaid caregivers, such as neighbors, family and friends. As a caregiver, you may help out occasionally with chores or transportation, or you may arrange for, and provide round-the-clock supervision or hands-on care.

Caregiver Services include:

Information, Assistance & Referral Service
Assistance is available to help callers identify and clarify their needs, as well as provide information on available services..

In-Depth Support
Caregivers with complex or urgent needs who are not able to be served by other providers may receive a consultation from our Caregiver Program Specialist. This may include problem-solving, one-to-one education, advocacy and linkage to resources, and follow-up support to assure needs have been met.

Respite Care Services
Eligible caregivers with an urgent need for relief, or a break from caregiving may be eligible to receive short-term respite services in the home or in a community-based setting. The goal of the program is to offer short-term assistance, while more permanent care is arranged.