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Contains a guide with resources on home health care, from the National Family Caregivers Association.

Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will undertake in your lifetime. Typically it is not an easy role, nor is it one for which most of us are prepared.

Being able to cope with the strains and stresses of being a Caregiver is part of the art of Caregiving In order to remain healthy so that we can continue to be Caregivers, we must be able to see our own limitations and learn to care for ourselves as well as others.

Contains an overview of some steps you can take to provide care at each stage of Alzheimer’s disease.

The most loving gift a person can give to one’s family is to put your affairs in order before a disaster or medical emergency. A list compiled by Today’s Caregiver of information and documents you should have prepared.

The role of a caregiver at home is usually accompanied by varying degrees of guilt. This happens regardless of our effectiveness, as it seems to be virtually impossible to care for our loved ones and simultaneously face the realities that we will inevitably lose them.

Provides a guide with four tips to live by as a caregiver, from the National Family Caregivers Association.

Provides caregiver tips for traveling long distances with an elderly person. From Caregiver.com

Provides resources (organizations, agencies and internet links), Caregiver books, question and answer forum, and bulletin boards.

Provides things a caregiver should be weary of when using the Internet for health-care advice and information. From Caregiver.com.

Contains a guide for caregivers with resources on how to choose a nursing home, from the National Family Caregivers Association.

Contains a guide on ways to deal with becoming a family caregiving provider, from the National Family Caregiving Association.

Contains a guide with resources on how to ask for help when in a family caregiving situation, from the National Family Caregivers Association.

Provides support for family caregivers. Launched in 1996, our goal is to become the most user-friendly resource for information about caring for aging parents and finding the most appropriate resources such as: home health care, assisted living, community day programs, and nursing homes.

Resources, chat room, message boards and newsletter devoted to elderly care givers.

Provides family caregiving resources including coping with caregiver issues, making aging services a positive experience, broaching the subject of Aging Services with a loved one, and how to help a loved one make a smooth adjustment.

Provides information, resources and referral to people caring for loved ones who are aging or who have a debilitating/terminal disease

Provides ways to improve support and safety throughout the home, from Caregiver.com.

If you are caring for an elderly loved one at home, you should make them as comfortable and safe as possible. This can reduce stress for you, as well as, your loved-one.

Contains a list to help you remember what to look for during a crisis and when to call for help. From the National Family Caregivers Association.

Provides resources on how to communicate to physicians and health care professionals your loved one's symptoms regarding overall well being and pain. From the National Family Caregivers Association.

Provides practical advice on how family caregivers can take control of their own lives while caring for their loved one, from Family Caregiving 101.

Provides ways to improve communications between family caregivers and health professionals, from the National Family Caregivers Association.

The Caregiver Resource Room is where families, caregivers, and professionals can find information about The National Family Caregiver Support Program, including: where you can turn for support and assistance, and providing services to caregivers.

Assists elders and caregivers with aging issues, provides a national listing of eldercare resources and articles on geriatric issues.

Contains information covering health and lifestyles for seniors and caregivers, highlighted by a caregiver’s handbook.

Useful information and tools to help you in your role as a caregiver, from Family Caregiving 101.

Providing care to someone you love - whether full time, part time, or long distance - takes a huge toll, both physically and emotionally. An article from the National Family Caregivers Association.

Advice, comprehensive resources and peer support to help take care of aging parents.

Article with informationon how to manage mood without medication in a rural caregiving setting, from Caregiving.com.

Contains 10 questions and answers regarding family caregiving, from Family Caregiving 101.

Twenty of the best tips and ideas collected from Caregivers and care managers of the Medicare Alzheimer's Project in Broward and Dade Counties, Florida.

support for caregivers of the elderly

Gaining insights into the former caregiver’s well-being can provide valuable information for working with caregivers before and during their caregiving experiences.

Contains resources and statistics on the more than 50 million people in the United States caring for loved ones 18 years of age of older, from Family Caregiving 101.

 
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