TITLE: Resources for Caregivers in Honor of Father’s Day
Aging is one of the inevitable realities of life and taking care of aging parents and grandparents takes its toll on caregivers who are often busy parents themselves, sandwiched between the needs of children and elderly loved ones.
AARP offers several resources to help the nearly 44 million Americans – 1 in 5 adults – who are family caregivers for a relative or friend over the age 50.
PREPARE TO CARE: A PLANNING GUIDE FOR FAMILIES
Prepare to Care is a downloadable pdf e-book that walks caregivers through the steps of starting the conversation with aging parents about upcoming decisions that will have to be made and to form a team and create a plan before an emergency arises rather than waiting until a crisis occurs to act.
At the end of the guide is a both a glossary and two pages of additional resources for caregivers handling a range of issues related parents from Alzheimers care to legal issues affecting older adults
CAREGIVING RESOURCE CENTER
The Caregiving Resource Center by the AARP offers articles by experts, answers to pressing questions, the latest in caregiver news and a helpline for caregivers to connect on a daily basis.
You can also read about 12 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About on the Caregiving Resource Center Page.
THE THANKS PROJECT
The Thanks Project is an online platform that enables caregivers to publically recognize the parents for whom they care. Each individual ‘thanks’ will be integrated into the interactive tapestry, representing the 42 million caregivers in the US. Caregivers everywhere deserve to be recognized for the important work that they do, and Father’s Day remind us why it’s worth it.