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The AARP Planning Guide for Families and Caregivers Skip to content

AARP's caregiver resource center can help you navigate your role as a family caregiver. Try it today.

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Helpful Guide for the First Stages of Caregiving

Handy resources to help you ease the transition


Local Resources and Solutions

Local Resources and Solutions

New to Caregiving

5 Signs Your Loved One Might Need More Care

5 Signs Your Loved One Needs Caregiving Help

How to evaluate health, safety and quality of life

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Tips for New Caregivers

8 steps to help you through your journey


Housing Options

When a Nursing Home Is Necessary

When You've Decided It's Time for a Nursing Home

Dealing with the emotional choice

When it comes time to assess your living situation needs, you have a number of options to pick from. Here is our guide to help you understand what each of them will provide. For our Assess your housing options guide.

Types of Housing Available for Care Recipients

Choosing a place to call home

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Learn About Continuing Care Retirement Communities

What they are and how they work

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