May is National Aging Life Care Month and highlights solutions for overwhelmed caregivers. The resources below help caregivers cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one.
Next Step in Care
Check out their website for easy-to-use guides to help you work closely with your loved one’s healthcare providers and ensure safe and smooth transitions for those moving to out-of-home care facilities.
Eldercare Locator is a service of the US Administration on Aging. It provides resources to help older adults live independently in any community in the country by linking those in need of assistance with state and local agencies that serve older adults and their caregivers.
National Family Caregiver Support Program
Established in 2000, this program provides grants to states and territories which help support family caregivers. Grants are based on the percentage of the population in that state or territory that is over age 70. Learn more.
As the leading online destination for caregivers, caring.com provides support, advice from experts through curated content, and a directory of eldercare services. If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, be sure to check out their Steps and Stages program and stay up-to-date on the latest research.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Sometimes, caring for a loved one is a team effort. With Lotsa Helping Hands, you can create a private calendar of tasks where family and friends can sign up. The site also sends reminders to the appropriate people and generates a list of tasks that are not assigned.
WISER (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement)
Becoming a caregiver can affect both short-term and long-term financial security. With WISER’s Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Money and Retirement, you can learn what you need to do to secure your financial future.
Caregiver Action Network
Connect with other caregivers, get tools, and find support if you’re caring for someone with a rare disease. You’ll find it all on their website.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women’s Health
The FDA’s tips for caregivers website offers tools and tips and covers caregiving for loved ones of any age and also for those with disabilities. In addition, you can find information on women’s clinical trials.
National Center on Caregiving
This program of the Family Caregiver Alliance was created in 2001 to advance the development of high-quality, affordable solutions for caregivers across the country. It serves as a central location of information for caregivers, policymakers, media, and funders.
How many of these resources for overwhelmed caregivers are helpful for you?