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.