AARP developed Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families to help make caregiving more manageable. It includes information on how to have vital conversations with older family members, organize important documents, assess your loved one's needs and locate important resources.
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For community specific resources, check out the Community Resource Finder, a joint project of AARP and the Alzheimer's Association. You can search for resources for care at home, community services, housing options, and more.
You may also find AARP Foundation's Local Assistance Directory helpful. You can search there for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, or job training.
Lastly, be sure to visit AARP's online resources for caregivers and their families. AARP.org has information for those either just beginning their caregiving journey or veteran caregivers looking for more tools and resources online. Everything from home safety tips to financial advice are available. And you can connect with other caregivers from all walks of life to share personal experiences.
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