Website Recommendations for Caregivers

| By Jodi Horton

When it comes to information, the Internet is full of it and on every topic, including caregiving. We’ve listed a few websites here that are trusted for their caregiving advice. Use these resources as you start or move through your caregiving journey.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center

The Alzheimer’s Association runs a great section on their website for caregivers. While much of the information is, of course, geared toward individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we believe there is still much to be found on this website for all caregivers. The site offers some great explanations about a variety of legal documents, a care team calendar, and a checklist of what to bring to your meeting with the lawyer. If you are caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you might consider checking out the Association’s e-learning courses.

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

We’re big fans of AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center, and we continually find useful information and compelling stories through this site. Blogs from caregivers let you know that others have struggled in similar ways, and their caregiving experts can help you navigate what to do. There’s also a free e-book about juggling work and caregiving. The Caregiving Resource Center also offers links to resources such as finding care providers and information on how to get paid as a family caregiver.

Caring.com

This site offers caregiver stories in addition to articles about health conditions, managing care options, and much, much more. Take some time to explore the caregiver wellness section, and if you’re looking for support, Caring.com offers a variety of online support groups. To stay connected to the site, you can also subscribe to their e-newsletter.

Caring for a seriously ill loved one is a tough job. Casa de la Luz Hospice provides end-of-life care and support to patients and families in the Pima County area. Call (520) 544-9890 for more information.

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