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Alabama Cares is a caregiver support program providing supportive services for unpaid caregivers providing at least 20 hours of service per week. Eligibility criteria for the Alabama Cares program include:

  • Caregivers providing care to individuals aged 60 and older;
  • Caregivers providing care to individuals of any age with a dementia-related diagnosis and related disorders;
  • Older relatives (including parents) aged 55 and older providing care to individuals aged 19-59 with severe disabilities;
  • Older relatives (not parents) aged 55 and older who are informally raising children under the age of 18.


Caregivers can get support with:

  • Information on resources and services available through public education, health fairs, brochures, and newsletters.
  • Caregiver Access Assistance to obtain access to the services and resources that are available through outreach and case management.
  • Caregiver Education to assist in making decisions and solving problems relating to areas such as health, nutrition, and finances.
  • Caregiver Respite or temporary relief from caregiving by providing personal care, homemaker services, adult day care, and other services requiring a skilled helper in the home.
  • Supplemental Services such as incontinent supplies and nutritional supplements are available on a limited basis.





Our Alabama Cares team, in partnership with M4A’s PANDA Project, hosts a monthly event we call “Coffee Break” that provides Caregivers with a brief moment of respite through a variety of topics. Sessions are hosted LIVE on ZOOM and Facebook, and they are posted on our YouTube channel.

The most recent session of “Coffee Break” can be viewed below:

For previous episodes of “Coffee Break”, you can view those on our YouTube channel located here: Click Here to Visit Our YouTube Channel

Join us for our next Coffee Break sessions:



Our Alabama Cares Staff hosts a monthly Virtual Support Group on the second Thursday of every month at 10:00AM. For more information, contact us today at (205) 670-5770, or email Jeremy Raines at or Crystal Whitehead at

Join our monthly support group by clicking the link below!
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Alabama Cares DSP Billing Voucher / Reimbursement Form

Alabama Cares DSP Weekly Services Log

Alabama Cares DSP Service Log Summary Sheet


UCLA Health Caregiver Training Videos Playlist:

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