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More information for family caregivers

COVID-19 resources for family caregivers

Getting started with taking care of a family member or friend

General family caregiving information

  • AARP — Get helpful information on a wide variety of topics, including medical, financial, and legal aspects of family caregiving.

  • Family Caregiver Alliance — Click on your state to find local resources for family caregivers.

Family caregiving skills, products, and support


Getting paid to care for a family member


Hands-on care: Managing medications and caring for wounds


Learning about health conditions

  • U.S. Office on Women’s Health (part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) — Find information on dozens of health topics. Much of the information is not just for women.

  • The Office of Minority Health (part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) — See information on health issues common to African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Latinas, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, and more. Language assistance is available for many languages.


Information on managing a hospital stay


Information on aging


Safety at home

  • Life Alert — Use this medical alert system to summon help for anyone having a home health emergency.

  • PillMap — Use this companion to your traditional weekly pill organizer as a visual guide to make sure medications are correct.


Online tools that help coordinate information and tasks

  • Caring Bridge — This site acts as a central coordination hub for you and your family and friends.

  • Doodle — Scheduling family meetings is so easy with this site.

  • Lotsa Helping Hands — Set up a Help Calendar and send the link to people who ask how they can help. You can list things like providing a family meal, giving a ride to a doctor appointment, or scheduling a visiting time.

  • eCare21 — Long-distance caregivers can use this app and a wearable smart device to monitor a loved one’s heart rate, glucose levels, and other health data.

  • Medisafe — Use this app to monitor medications, see side effects to look out for, and more. Doctors can use the app to connect with patients.


Managing Medicare


Medicaid Waivers

  • — Learn how Medicaid can help people receive long-term care at home or in the community rather than in a nursing home or hospital.


Managing hospice


Native American drug rehab support


Veterans information


End-of-life information


Additional resources


After caregiving ends