Saturday, August 14, 2010

Caregiver Resources

This post is dedicated to Annie, whose e-mail prompted me to think more about caregiver issues.

Being a Caregiver can be rewarding as well as challenging. Below is a list of resources to help make things easier:

From Healing Whole
Note that every Wednesday is Take a Break Day, which is very important for Caregivers. There are also a variety of posts on choice and decision making, which are not included below but may be of interest. Be sure to check through the blog to find other resources and information that may be most relevant to your situation.

Healing the Whole Person Handout

Caregiving: The Challenges and Ways to Deal With Them Part I: Talking Care of Self

Caregiving: The Challenges and Ways to Deal With Them Part II: Other Suggestions and Resources

Caregiving: The Challenges and Ways to Deal With Them Part III: We Both Have a Chronic/Serious Illness

Getting What You Need Checklist: Checklist for those living with a chronic condition and those that care for them.

An Answer for What Can I Do to Help

Discharge from the Hospital

Finding Support On-line

Hospitalized: What Family and Friends Can Do

They Don’t Take Care of Themselves

Why Don’t They Respond

Other Resources
AARP’s Navigating the World of Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Family Caregivers Association

Well Spouse Association: Support for Spousal Caregivers

Hard Choices for Loving People CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care and the Patient with a Life Threatening Illness: Provides a resource for professionals, patients and their families regarding end of life decisions. Written by Hank Dunn, a full time chaplain at a nursing home and hospice.

Long Distance Caregiving


Empowering Caregivers

Caregiving from the National Library of Medicine

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