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Are You a Caregiver?

If so, you’re not in this alone. Nearly 44 million Americans are taking care of an older family member at any given time. Whether you’re just starting out in your new role or caring for someone who’s near the end of his or her life, this guide will provide you with all the information you’ll need to help make the job as easy—and rewarding—as possible.

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Getting Started

Getting Started

Preparation is key when providing care for a loved one. Get tips on how to get organized and what to expect as you prepare to care. Read

Providing care

Providing Care

The day-to-day needs of your loved one will vary, as will your own. Learn what’s involved with in-home care.  Read

Providing Housing Options

Housing Options

From living independently to round-the-clock nursing care, there are a variety of housing options for your loved one. Get a glimpse of each before deciding what’s best. Read

Legal and Financial Matters

Legal and Financial Matters

Managing someone else’s legal matters and finances can be a tangled process. Find helpful information on everything from writing wills to estate planning. Read

End of Life Care

End of Life Care

Caring for someone during the final stages of life often requires palliative care, pain management, hospice and more. Learn more about each. Read

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