Learn About Caregiving

Providing or arranging care for an aging loved one, spouse, or friend presents unfamiliar challenges, especially when a crisis strikes or new responsibilities are thrust upon you. Even if you don't expect to be a caregiver today, tomorrow, or this year, it pays to prepare yourself by learning about the fundamental issues and practical concerns surrounding caregiving.


  • Caregiving Overview

    Need help figuring out how to fit caregiving into your life? Get started with the basics, from assessing your situation to making major legal and financial decisions.  

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  • Staying at Home

    Home care services enable many older adults to stay at home longer, manage their health conditions better, and maintain as much independence as possible.

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  • Mental & Physical Health

    Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also cause a lot of stress. Learn about professional and other resources that can ease the burden for both you and your loved one.

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  • Legal & Financial

    Get help navigating potentially complicated matters such as long-term care insurance, power of attorney, reverse mortgages, and  prescription plans. 

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  • Housing

    What if it's no longer feasible for your loved one to remain at home? Find the right combination of housing and care among a wide range of possibilities.

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  • Assisted Daily Living Aids

    Conditions from arthritis to Parkinson's disease can make the simplest daily routines a challenge. A vast array of products can help older adults overcome limitations.

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  • Support Services

    Good help doesn't have to be hard to find. Government and other organizations provide help with health care costs, transportation, meals, and more.

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  • Definitions

    Learn more about specific Eldercare terms.

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