Resources for Caregivers

 

Caregiver Books

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.

Inspirational Books

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.

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Websites for Caregivers

Caregiver.org

Great in depth website with information on caregiving and medical issues.

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CaringInfo

CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

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AgingCare

Caregiver Resource Library, support groups and articles to help caregivers manage their responsibilites for many problems including dementia, mental health, and various physical disabilities or chronic conditions.

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mmlearn.org

Videos and articles for Health Care Professionals and Caregivers

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Articles & Other Resources for Caregivers

Disability Challenge —Launching Changes to the New Normal

Although not everyone makes detailed plans for it, we all have some expectations for what our lives will be like in the future. Nobody plans to have those expectations dashed by a sudden life-changing disability (or a chronic illness). Maybe you were in a car...

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How to Successfully Cope with the Fear of Aging

If you are like so many seniors, the continual aging process may be difficult to come to terms with. The fear of growing old is both a legitimate and a common concern that people all over the world struggle to accept and cope with as they age—but there are ways to...

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The Startling TRUTH About Being Depressed as a Senior

For many older adults, depression may simply be seen as a “natural” part of the aging process, but growing older and becoming depressed do not have to be synonymous. Because depression may present itself differently in the senior population — and because many people...

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