Several new FCA Fact Sheets cover a wide range of caregiving topics.
The Fact Sheet Medicare: What Caregivers Need to Know tackles the complex topic of Medicare, describing the program, its eligibility requirements, cost information, and more.
When a parent’s physical or cognitive abilities decline as a result of illness, their ability to care for themselves often decline, too, and it may become necessary to move them into a safer, more supervised environment. The Fact Sheet Home Away from Home: Relocating Your Parents discusses the factors that go into making this difficult decision and offers tools for assessing various housing options.
The Fact Sheet Dementia, Caregiving and Controlling Frustration describes the symptoms that signal frustration in a caregiving situation and offers strategies for communicating, coping and staying calm.
Two more Fact Sheets (subjects of articles in this issue) include Taking Care of You: Self Care for Family Caregivers, which outlines steps caregivers can take to preserve their own emotional and physical wellbeing while caring for someone else; and Women and Caregiving: Facts and Figures, presenting a series of striking statistics on the impact of caregiving on women’s health, employment, and long-term income.
All FCA Fact Sheets are available for free on our website. Order printed versions by sending $1 per Fact Sheet to Family Caregiver Alliance Fact Sheets, 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, 94104.
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