Discovering Options To Avoid Being an Unpaid Caregiver or Receiving Unpaid Care!

Nationwide, there are has been approximately 450 billion dollars in unpaid caregiving to an adult family member/friend. That is 13% of the U.S. population that provides unpaid family caregiving. These numbers are staggering - these people are left with not only emotional stress but also financial.

Read a family members story.

Unpaid caregiver resources - AARP has an abundant amount of information for caregivers.

Balancing Work and Caregiving - AARP tips for balancing work and the demands at home. - Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. - AFA unites more than 1,600 member organizations from coast-to-coast that are dedicated to meeting the educational, social, emotional and practical needs of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, and their caregivers and families. - A community of family caregivers sharing stories, support and solutions. - For caregivers who are looking to join or create their own support group. - Message boards and support groups for caregivers to loved ones with Alzheimer's disease. - Find local caregiver support groups. - They offer classes over the phone each month for family caregivers, they go over coping strategies to help manage the difficult days of caregiving.They also offer self study classes, caregivers can take at their own pace. - This is an actual online class caregivers can take to learn how to deal with the challenges, learn how to provide safe environment, learn how to deal with the behavioral problems, etc. - , classes and events for family caregivers. - This site is your go-to place for topics related to women, especially those topics related to long term care. - Information on traditional long term care insurance policies.

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