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Caregiving Basics

Caregiver Resources: An Introduction

Feeling overwhelmed? Resources for caregivers

Caregiving Planning Guide for Families

Create a caregiving plan with this helpful guide

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Planning & Preparation

What Are We Not Willing to Do for Mom and Dad?

26% don't know what their parent's plans are

Create Your Caregiving Team

5 tips to create a caregiving team that works well for your family

Legal Preparations

The documents and discussions you should complete early — before a caregiving crisis hits you

New Caregivers

8 Rules for New Caregivers

Here are some basic rules to get you on the right path

How to Assess Your Loved One’s Situation

Mental, physical, environmental and financial condition

Caregiver Resources: Checklists

Checklists to assist with a loved one's health and care

Long-Distance Care

Tips for the Long-Distance Caregiver

Advice for caregiving from a distance

Obstacles to Long-Distance Caregiving

How to deal with the difficulty and stress

Helping a Family Member From Afar

Community resources and planning ideas

Condition-Specific Care

Help for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Support, resources, advice for a difficult job

High Costs of Caring for Alzheimer's Patients

Much of the cost usually comes out of the family's pocket

How My Husband and I Dealt With Alzheimer's

A personal essay by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle


United Hospital Fund’s ‘Next Step in Care’ Project

Free guides and checklists for family caregivers

AARP Caregiving on Twitter

Are you a family caregiver looking for help? Find it here

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