Resources for Caregivers
Books About Planning
The Caregiver’s Toolbox: Checklists, Forms, Resources, Mobile Apps, and Straight Talk to Help You Provide Compassionate Care
Carolyn P. Hartley, MLA and Peter Wong, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2015
Helpful book with downloadable Forms to fill out to keep track of all records necessary for family and/or caregiving.
The Complete Eldercare Planner: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask and how to find help
Joy Loverde, Three Rivers Press, 2009.
More information and less forms. Chapters on transportation, insurance, creating a care team, housing, quality of life, etc.
Get It Together: Organize Your Records so Your Family Won’t Have To
Melanie Cullen with Shae Irving, J.D. 2016
Help your family fined essential information. Detailed legal information about taxes, financial information, wills, real estate, etc. Downloadable forms.
A Bittersweet Season: Caring for out aging Parents-And Ourselves
Jane Gross, 2012
A personal story of how to get through the difficult time of caregiving by a New York Times writer on elder care.
Websites for Caregivers
Articles & Other Resources for Caregivers
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