Resources for Caregivers
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.
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.
Websites for Caregivers
Great in depth website with information on caregiving and medical issues.
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.
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.
Articles & Other Resources for Caregivers
Caregiving: Tools for Caregivers
In a live video featuring Dr. Karen Midyet and Connie Baher, author of Family Caregivers: An Emotional Survival Guide, the topic of caregiving takes center stage. Both experts shed light on the often-overlooked aspects of caregiving, including the emotional toll it...
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...
5 Helpful Ways to Exercise Your Brain
As you age, it can become increasingly difficult to remember things in your daily life. From to-do lists and birthdays to doctor’s appointments and financial due dates, there is a lot of information competing for your brain’s attention. While it can be frustrating to...