Resource Guide for Family Caregivers
What are community-based supports/services?

Community-based supports/services include a range of resources that aim to assist people in the community with day to day living tasks. These services/supports may be provided by community agencies and organizations, by private or for- profit agencies, and/or by individuals.

In this Resource Guide, community based support services are distinguished from home-based care services‖ in that the former are non-medically oriented. In other words, community-based supports/services are geared to support the person in day to day living, including supporting the person socially, rather than being geared to addressing a medical or health issue or condition. For information on home-based care/services, please see Section 9 of this Resource Guide.