5 Valuable Resources for Caregivers


5 Valuable Resources for Caregivers

1. A place for Mom - This website is brimming with useful information and articles that are great for helping you take care of a loved one.Includes the Caregiver Toolkit, ideas for tough conversations, and great articles and inspirational quotes.

2. Benefits Checkup - A great resource to help you find assistance paying for food, medication, health care, utilities and more. Curated by the National Council on Aging.

3. Caregiving.org - Created specifically for caregivers, this website can help you find local and state coalitions, resources and news for caregivers.

4. Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

5. Caregiver Relief - A website of answers, videos, and support for caregivers.

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Signs It's Time for Assisted Living

As our loved ones age, we must look for signs that show they're no longer able to live independently. It's impressive that many elders maintain lives at home; they continue to drive, manage their own finances and even appear as mentally sharp as ever. However, we must learn to identify the potential warning signs that come with the normal aging process.

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Substance Abuse And Addiction In The Elderly

substance-abuse-blogDrug and alcohol misuse, abuse, and addiction is of great concern no matter what the age of the user, however, these problems are unfortunately, and quite dangerously, all too prevalent within the elderly population. The Administration on Aging’s (AoA) guide, Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse Among Older Adults, illustrates the scope and possible root of this problem, “Misuse of prescription medications, also referred to as non-medical use of prescription drugs, is estimated to increase from 1.2 percent (911,000) in 2001 to 2.4 percent (2.7 million) in 2020—a 100 percent increase—among older adults.”
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Healthy Aging Into Your 80s and Beyond

Sixty years ago an American who made it to 65 could expect to live an additional 14 years. Today, it’s 19 years. The most important question then: how to grow older healthfully so that we can actually enjoy those extra years? A ­Con­sumer Reports survey of 2,066 Americans age 50 and older ­revealed that we’re eager to maintain our quality of life into retirement and far, far beyond.

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