Caregiver Health

Caregiving 101: On Being a Caregiver


November = National Family Caregivers Month
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Emotional Side of Caregiving

Whether you become a caregiver gradually or all of sudden due to a crisis, or whether you are a caregiver willingly or by default, many emotions surface when you take on the job of caregiving. Some of these feelings happen right away and some don’t surface until you have been caregiving for awhile. Whatever your situation, it is important to remember that you, too, are important. All of your emotions, good and bad, about caregiving are not only allowed, but valid and important.

So Tired From All My Parents' Doctor Appointments That I Hate Seeing One Myself

I have multiple illnesses and receive only SSI, though I did try to work some freelance after getting disability. I am currently living with, and trying to look after two parents. They are in their late 80s/early 90s and very luckily have only mild dementia. I attribute some of this to the fact that I am there and, being a person who is interested in many things, create a stimulating environment.

Caregiver Health

A Population at Risk

An estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community.1 The value of this unpaid labor force is estimated to be at least $306 billion annually,2 nearly double the combined costs of home health care ($43 billion) and nursing home care ($115 billion).3

Caregiving 101: Exploring the Complexities of Family Caregiving

Người Chăm Sóc và Bệnh Trầm Cảm (Caregiving & Depression)

The following Fact Sheet is available as downloadable PDF document. To view and print this file you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. It is available as a free download by clicking here.

La Salud Para Los Cuidadores Familiares

Alzheimer's Association, Family Caregiver Alliance y OnLok Lifeways presentan este evento: es gratis se ofrecerá en español. Se ofrecerá un desayuno ligero.
Temas del taller:
    •    Introducioón a la demencia y problemas de la memoria
    •    Nutricion y estilo de vida saludable en el cuidador
    •    Manejo del estres en el cuidador

Caregiver Wisdom: Reaching the “End of the Road” with Peace & Dignity 


 

Family Caregiver Alliance

Deciding on the right kind of care for your situation

Caregiver Wisdom . . . on Control

We Caregivers Are Not the Ones in Control…

Caregiver Wisdom: The Really Good Caregiver

Family Caregiver Alliance

From the voice of a family caregiver

Dear Caregivers,

I feel there is a tendency to think that only caregiving at home from the beginning of an illness to the end of someone’s life is the best care.  And somehow that your devotion and love for someone is only measured by how long you can stand taking care of them. And that that care should only conclude when they pass away at home.  I think this is some really unrealistic thinking.

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