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5 Great Resource Guides for Caregivers of Seniors

Posted by April Davis on Jul 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Close to one third of the US population consists of caregivers who take care of family members or loved ones. If you or someone you love is looking for more information and resources on caregiving, try some of the helpful links below.

1. AARP's "Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide"

This book can help caregivers navigate the difficult road that is caring for an aging parent. The authors approach caregiving through its emotional window. Real examples of caregivers and their journeys are given throughout the text.

2. The Caregivers' Resource Library

AgingCare.com has a large list of free, downloadable ebooks geared toward caregivers and their needs. These ebooks cover everything from caregiving, to senior housing guides, to Alzheimer's and dementia care. To view all of their available ebooks, click here.

3. Today's Caregiver

Located at Caregiver.com, this online magazine is written for caregivers, by caregivers. The site features caregiver profiles, local resources in your area, and much more.

4. Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance is an online community that offers information, resources, and support for caregivers of senior adults with chronic or cognitive conditions. Join the community to find out more.

5. National Family Caregiver Support Program

This program provides grants to states and territories to help fund assistance programs for caregivers of family members and loved ones. Services offered under these types of programs include information, assistance, counselling, support groups, and caregiver training.

 

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April Davis

Written by: April Davis

April has over 15 years of experience working with residents in their Cottage home. She has worked in the Cottage in a variety of roles, giving her a unique perspective and a true understanding of what challenges our seniors and their families face. She has two children, Alyssa and Jackson.