The more you know

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More information 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. 
    https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/

  • Family Caregiver Alliance — Click on your state to find local resources for family caregivers.
    https://www.caregiver.org/

Certified Family Care Manager training

 

Getting paid to care for a family member

 

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. Most of the information is not just for women. 
    https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/

  • 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. 
    https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx-?ID=146&lvl=1&lvlID=3

 

Information on managing the 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. 
    http://www.lifealert.com/

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

 

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. 
    https://www.caringbridge.org/

  • Doodle — Scheduling family meetings is so easy with this site. 
    https://doodle.com/

  • 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. 
    https://lotsahelpinghands.com/

  • 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.
    https://ecare21.com/

  • 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. 
    https://medisafe.com/

 

Managing Medicare

 

Medicaid Waivers

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

 

Managing hospice

 

Native American drug rehab support

 

Veterans information

 

End-of-life information

 

Additional resources

 

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