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Tips for Caregivers: How to Communicate with your Care Recipient's Doctor
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Self Care for Caregivers book cover imageFragile Years: Proven Strategies for the Care of Aging Loved Ones | Amy Cameron O'Rourke - Author Interview | Simon & Schuster | 2021 | 224 pages | ISBN: 978-1642939460 | WorldCat

Self-Care for Caregivers: A Practical Guide to Caring for You While You Care for Your Loved Ones | Susanne White | Simon & Schuster | 2022 | 208 pages | ISBN: 978-1507218396 | WorldCat


    Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet [PDF] (Office on Women's Health)

    Caring for Others: Resources to Help You (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

    Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

    The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is a national organization advocating for high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs on behalf of caregivers and caregiving.

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    Get Support If You're a Caregiver (MyHealthfinder)

    National Respite Network and Resource Center (ARCH)

    National Alliance for Caregiving builds partnerships in research, advocacy, and innovation to make life better for family caregivers.

    Caring for a Person Who Has Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (Created by editorial staff and reviewed by Beth Oller, MD. Last updated September 2022)

    Caring for Those Who Care Resources for Providers: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers [PDF] Diverse Elders Coalition

    Community and Culture Help Black Caregivers Cope with the Challenges of Family Caregiving by Barry J. Jacobs. AARP. February 9, 2021

    Finding an Aging Life Care Expert. A Geriatric Care Manager, usually a licensed nurse or social worker who specializes in geriatrics, is a sort of "professional relative" who can help you and your family to identify needs and find ways to meet your needs.

    Finding help for teens who grow up caregiving for their disabled military parents by Carson Frame. Shots: Health News from NPR. March 7, 2022

    The Future of Family Caregiver Support is Diverse and Inclusive by Amanda Singleton. AARP. March 4, 2020

    Guide for Caregivers (National Multiple Sclerosis Society) [PDF] Also in Spanish

    Home Based Primary Care is part of the the VHA Standard Medical Benefits Package and for Veterans who have complex health care needs for whom routine clinic-based care is not effective. All enrolled Veterans are eligible.

    Latina Sees Caring For Her Mother As Part Of Life's Circle by Matthew Casey. KJZZ News Phoenix. October 18, 2017

    National Indian Council on Aging: For Caregivers and The Savvy Caregiver in Indian Country Trainer’s Manual

    Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary medical and social services to certain frail, community-dwelling elderly individuals, most of whom are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

    When Someone You Love is Being Treated for Cancer: Support for Caregivers (National Cancer Institute)

    Who are today’s Hispanic/Latino family caregivers? [PDF] National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP 2020

    Why We Must Support our Hispanic/Latinx Caregivers by Yanira Cruz and Ocean Le. Generation's Today. American Society on Aging. Retrieved October 13, 2022

    Caregiving Tips for Families of People With Disabilities (CDC)


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