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Caregiving Tips to make Daily Tasks Easier Skip to content

Prepare to Care: A Resource Guide for Families was developed by AARP to help make the job more manageable. Here’s how to obtain a free copy.

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of a water proof fitted sheets to protect the mattress

Quick Bed Sheet Change

Create layers for a quick fresh bed

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of a pool tube cut as a card holder

Playing Card Holder

A simple pool noodle can help handle cards

caregiving tips and hacks, an illustration of a cooler used as a grocery shopping bag

Streamline Grocery Shopping

Bring a cooler to knock out two trips in one

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of a clothes hanger connected to another clothes hanger for closer reach

Create Easy-to-Reach Clothes

Hook hangers for an easier reach from a wheelchair

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of a basket on wheels

Laundry Basket on Wheels

Reduce back strain and make laundry easier

Caregiving tips and hacks illustration. Make everyday reminders. Place post-it notes around the house in easy-to-spot places as reminders for your loved one

Use Sticky Notes as Reminders

Remember tasks by putting notes around the house

caregiving tips and hacks,an illustration of a patient tape recording their conversation with their doctor

Hear Exactly what the Doctor Ordered

Can't attend an appointment? Record the doctor and playback when convenient

Share Your Ideas

Do you have certain tricks up your caregiver sleeve that make everyday tasks a bit easier? Share your creative, low-cost, DIY (Do it Yourself) tips, hacks and time savers. If it works for you — it might work for others! Use the email link below to submit a brief description and, if applicable, a photo for reference. View AARP's Terms of Service.

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