Caregivers

caregiver for kidney disease patient

Many of you play the role of a caregiver to someone or perhaps have a caregiver who helps take care of you. Whichever end of the spectrum you are on there are several certainties that hold true about caregiving. It can be exhausting work and is often balanced with several other responsibilities. It is important to take care of you so that you can help your loved ones.

 

Resources for Caregivers

AARP:  1-877-333-5885 (1-888-971-2013 in Spanish)
Share, get and give advice with other caregivers on AARP’s Online Caregiving Community

Eldercare Locator:  eldercare.gov
A public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this nationwide service connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.  

Family Caregive Alliance: caregiver.org
(National Center on Caregiving) works  to improve the quality of life for caregivers and those they care for through information, services, and advocacy.

State-specific resources: Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin