Where to Find Caregiving Help Online

| By Jodi Horton

USA.gov Caregivers’ 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 technologytopics, 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 useful.

Caring Connections

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.

Medicare.gov Caregiver Resources

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.

VA Caregiver Support

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a website and hotline for caregivers of veterans and service members. These caregivers often face unique challenges, and having the support of people who understand these struggles is vital. The VA Caregiver Support website offers resources and a caregiver toolbox as well as information about the options available to you through the VA.

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