Think you know AARP? What you don't know about us may surprise you. Discover all the 'Real Possibilities'




A Call to Action: What Experts Say Needs to Be Done to Meet the Challenges of Family Caregiving

This Spotlight presents insights from an AARP Solutions Forum, The Challenges of Family Caregiving: What Needs to Be Done?, featuring 10 authors of caregiving books and articles who collectively call for a reexamination of policies and strategies to strengthen caregiving families. The paper summarizes 10 common themes from the written work of these 10 authors, and identifies four areas highlighted at the Forum in which public policies and communities can respond to the needs of family caregivers: greater public education and awareness; more financial relief; better communication, coordination, and collaboration with health care professionals; and heightened recognition of and support for family caregivers in policy initiatives. … Back to Article

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Resource Center

Find tools, work sheets and tips on how to plan, prepare and succeed as a caregiver. Select a Caregiving Resource Center topic from the drop-down menu below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Grandson (8-9) whispering to grandfather, close-up

Members save on hearing care with the AARP® Hearing Care Program provided by HearUSA.

AARP Discounts on ADT Companion Services

Members save 20% off installation of any NEW ADT Personal Emergency Response System.

Movies Unlimited

Members save 10% on purchases of DVDs & Blu-ray discs with Movies Unlimited.

Caregiving walking

Caregiving can be a lonely journey, but AARP offers resources that can help.



What do you wish you knew when you first started caring for a loved one? Discuss

Tactics for Aging In Place

Home is where the Heart is. Share with us your stories, strategies and caregiving tips for aging at home. Discuss