AARP Caregiver Resource Center
This online resource center is a wealth of information for
individuals caring for an elderly adult. The AARP Caregiver Resource Center has
articles about caregiving, worksheets to help caregivers organize health and
legal information, and regular webinars and live chats to help answer your
caregiving questions. We love to follow the Take Care blog for regular updates
from Amy Goyer, the AARP Family Expert who blogs about her own caregiving
challenges for her elderly parents.
Caregivers can find a library of information and educational
resources from the National Family Caregivers Association, as well as support
from other caregivers when you join their Family Caregiver Community. Their
free resources for those who sign up include monthly e-letters, quarterly
newsletters, and educational brochures. Use the link above to access NFCA
resources, as well as their list of additional recommended resources.
This is the government’s link list to a variety of resources
to meet your caregiving needs. The website offers resources on a number of
caregiving topics, such as finding care help, accessing government benefits,
legal matters and end of life issues, long-distance care, and support for
caregivers. It’s worth your time to take a look at some of these government
resources so you’re educated about the benefits available to you and your loved
one. Caregivers will also find the comparison tools and checklists especially
Caregivers can utilize the short, easy-to-read articles on
the Caring Connections website when planning ahead or while caring for someone.
The site is easy to navigate and will help you realize the different issues
that might arise while caring for someone as well as help you determine the
different financial, legal, and health needs of your loved one.
Caregivers of aging adults should be aware of the
individual’s current Medicare benefits, changes to Medicare, and investigate
any potential benefits that the individual isn’t utilizing. Use the government’s
Medicare.gov site to educate yourself about benefits, find health and drug
plans, providers, or to replace a lost or incorrect card. Spend some time
exploring the Medicare website to discover all of the information and resources
available to you and your loved one.
Compiled by Carrie Bui, Communications Specialist
Welcome to House of Light, a blog produced and managed by the staff of Casa de la Luz Hospice. Casa de la Luz ("house of light" in Spanish) is a locally owned and operated hospice, serving the city and surrounding communities of Tucson, Arizona. Through this blog, we hope to offer education, information, and support about caregiving and hospice care to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. For more information, visit the contact us page.