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    Caregiver Resources

    These resources serve as a compass for caregivers in caring for a loved one.

    Taking care of a loved one can be challenging. Explore these links to learn more about the resources available to help you.

    General Resources

    Visit these government and private web sites for information, resources, and links to local programs.

    AARP Caregiving Resource Center

    Administration on Aging/Eldercare Locator

    Caregiver Action Network

    Caregiver Stress

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Caregiver Partners

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    Family Caregiving Checklists and Information [PDF]

    National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

    National Caregivers Library

    National Institutes of Health: Caregivers Resources

    Your company may offer a work/life benefit that includes resources for eldercare. It may provide you with information, resources, and referrals related to caring for an elderly relative, including locating assisted living, long-term care, home-based services, senior centers, and support groups. Check with your human resources representative to see if this benefit is available.

    Financial and Legal Resources

    Discover useful sources of information for planning and managing the financial challenges of caregiving.

    American Association of Daily Money Managers

    Find information on the financial services provided and a directory to help locate a certified professional.

    Durable Power of Attorney (Financial and Health Care)

    This site offers detailed descriptions of these legal documents.

    Elder Justice

    Find information about fraud prevention, elder abuse, reverse mortgages, and sources for legal assistance.

    Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, and Probate

    Easy-to-understand information about different estate planning methods.

    Guide to Public Benefit Programs

    The National Council on Aging offers this easy-to-use, searchable guide to help you locate federal, state, local, and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and more.

    Long-Term Care

    A comprehensive look at the considerations and costs involved in long-term care.

    National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

    This federal program works with community-based services to provide support for caregivers, including training and respite care. Your area Agency on Aging should have information on who to contact.

    Personal Care Agreement

    Learn more about what is involved if a loved one plans to pay you for caregiving services.

    VA Caregiver Support

    Caregiver Support Line: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has many programs designed to support those caring for veterans. The website and phone support line can get you in touch with local resources.

    You should also be aware that there are possible caregiver tax deductions and credits available. These include:

    • Medical expense deductions for dependent elders

    • Qualifying Relative Exemption

    • Elderly Dependent Care Federal Tax Credit (also known as Child and Dependent Care Credit)

    • Credit for costs associated with home care or adult day care that allows the caregiver to go to work

    Ask your tax preparer or find more information at the IRS website.

    Support Resources

    Get help putting all the pieces together and making it work. These websites include sources of respite care, useful technology, and handy tips for your daily juggling act.

    Aging Life CareTM Association

    This nonprofit offers information on what geriatric care managers do, how to select one, and a database to search for a certified care manager in your area.

    Caregiver Forum

    Connect online with other caregivers and elder care experts to ask questions on a wide range of topics.


    Free online service allows you to communicate health updates to others with one posting, saving time and emotional energy.

    Google Docs

    Store and update care information online, making it instantly available to all caregivers from any computer or smartphone.

    Lotsa Helping Hands

    Free online service gives family, friends, and neighbors an efficient way to ask for and offer help with caregiving tasks. The service coordinates who is doing what and sends email reminders to helpers.

    Meals on Wheels America

    Search by zip code to find a local program.

    National Adult Day Services Association

    Offers tips on what to look for in an adult day center, a site visit checklist, and searchable national adult day services database.

    National Respite Network and Resource Center

    Find local respite services that match your specific needs.


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