A Caregiver Resource Bouquet

Roses are red, violets are blue…but, you can look out your window now to see the flowers. For a gift that may truly brighten your day I offer this caregiver resource list featuring proven, beneficial strategies.

Comprehensive Help

Comfort Keepers®, has released a new caregiver resource to guide families on how to care for their senior loved ones and themselves. Caring for You, Caring for Others takes readers through the most common issues they’re likely to encounter as a caregiver, including:

  • how to prepare for physician appointments, in-home care, and conversations about driving,
  • financial strategies,
  • effective communication methods,
  • compassion fatigue that caregivers face when they don’t take time for themselves,
  • and options for help.

For each topic covered, readers have access to videos, studies, blog posts, and resources that can help. For more information, visit ComfortKeepers.com

Talking about Memory and Cognitive Health

Working with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the National Alliance for Caregiving has created a new tool kit for family caregivers. on. Perhaps the person you care for is having a hard time remembering things. They may act differently or struggle with everyday activities. If you’ve been noticing changes in an adult in your life, it may be time to talk about brain health.

Talking about changes in memory or behavior doesn’t have to be scary. Learn how to start a conversation with your loved one from the #TalkBrainHealth tool kit. It’s an easy-to-follow guide for you and others who help you to provide care.

Easy-Access to Support

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) supports and sustains families and friends nationwide who care for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions. They offer the following online support groups for caregivers:

  • The Caregiver-online support group is an unmoderated group for families, partners, and other caregivers of adults with disorders such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, brain injury, and other chronic debilitating health conditions. The group offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for a loved one. Read the FAQ. Subscribe to Caregiver-online here.
  • The LGBT Community Support: Caregiving for our Families and Friends support group offers a place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender caregivers of adults with chronic health problems to discuss the unique issues of caring for their loved ones. Read the FAQ. Subscribe to LGBT Community Support: Caregiving for our Families and Friends here.