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About this FREE Program:

The Family Caregiver Program helps unpaid family caregivers continue at-home care to the care recipients.  We have available certified Caregiver Specialists who help you access supportive services and work with you to better manage your caregiver experience and journey.


Supports We Offer:




Support Groups offer caregivers the opportunity to connect with others in like situations; share successes, frustrations; ask questions and seek advice in a safe, supportive environment. 

How to Reach Us

South Snohomish County

Karen Anderson
425-248-5156

North Snohomish County

Debra Cook
425-248-5276


Information & Resources unique to the needs of Family Caregivers

TCARE personal caregiver screen, assessment and care plan with follow up services and possible referral to respite services

Support Groups facilitated by a Caregiver Specialist, click on our Facebook link below for our current schedule.

Situational Consultations and Support to help cope with the changes and challenges with caregiving

Caregiver Training and Education to increase skill building and self-care

Home Visits tohelp evaluate your current scenario and offer tips for ease of care and safety

Films that address caregiving challenges and help develop your caregiving techniques




How this Caregiver Program Differs from Others

Unlike many other caregiver programs available, we are federally, state and county funded. What is attractive to both Policy Makers and the Washington State Legislature is that the Family Caregiver Program services (funded by non-Medicaid dollars) can help families delay the point at which they must turn to Medicaid. This delay not only helps Washington families stay together, it also benefits the State budget.

Your Tax Dollars at Work

There is an estimated 850,000 unpaid family caregivers in Washington State who are the backbone of our State’s long-term care system. They provide 80% of the services their loved ones need to remain in the home for as long as possible. Their caregiving efforts in WA are the equivalent of $10.6 billion annually in paid care. These caregivers need support to prolong their ongoing caregiver activities, as well as, ensure their own mental and physical health stays intact while coping with related challenges. Statewide data indicates that high-intensity caregivers are five times more likely than non-caregivers to have severely poor health. If family caregivers become unavailable, it’s likely care recipients would need to use more costly in-home or assisted living services. The current level of State funding allows the Family Caregiver Program to serve about 1% of the 850,000 caregivers in the State.

We encourage you to be one of the 1%. 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Of Snohomish County


MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP SCHEDULE

(Meetings are not held on major holidays)


NOTE: If you are a new attendee we need a Support Group RSVP

Please contact the facilitator for each group listed below.


Debra Cook
425-248-5276


Karen Anderson
425-248-5156



1st MONDAY of each month 3:00-4:30pm; Debbie Cook

Stillaguamish Senior Center, Conference/Board Room
18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington WA 98223


2nd MONDAY of each month 10:30-12:00pm; Karen Anderson

Stanwood Senior Center
7430 276th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292


3nd TUESDAY of each month 10:00-11:30am; Debbie Cook

Baxter Senior Community Center
514 Delta Avenue, Marysville WA 98270


2rd WEDNESDAY of each month 11:00am-12:30pm; Debbie Cook

Brookdale Assisted Living
7712 265th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292


1st and 3rd THURSDAYS of each month 1:00-2:30pm; Karen Anderson

Verdant Community Wellness Center
4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood WA, Cedar Room


2nd and 4th THURSDAYS of each month 9:00-10:00am; Karen Anderson

Snohomish Senior Center
506 Fourth Street, Snohomish WA, Library Room