For the Caregiver

seniorsAre you currently the caregiver for a sick or hospitalized loved one? While you are making sure your loved one’s needs are being met, don’t neglect your own. Caregiving is a stressful and time-consuming job. You may neglect your diet, normal exercise routine and sleep needs. You may find you have little or no time to spend with friends, relax or just be by yourself for a while. But down time is important. Don’t be reluctant to ask for help in caring for your loved one. Find out more about how you can ease the stress of caregiving at the resources below.

CAREGIVER RESOURCES

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
National Center on Caregiving

www.caregiving.com
Online support groups and articles on caregiving

Duke Family Support Program at Duke University Medical Center
www.dukefamilysupport.org

Eldercare Locator
800-677-1116 or www.eldercare.gov
Help with locating aging services throughout the U.S.

Medicare
http://www.medicare.gov or 800-MEDICARE
Official U.S. government site for people with Medicare

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
www.naela.org
Legal help for seniors and people with special needs

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
Support for family caregivers and the professionals who serve them

Caregivers Action Network
http://www.caregiveraction.org
Support for caregivers of chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones

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