Free Family Caregiver Resource Guides Available

Posted on 02/19/20 by Jane Margesson

Attention Maine Family Caregivers: Free caregiving resource guides are available for you and your loved ones.

Our newly updated state-specific Maine Family Caregiver Resource Guide is available! You can download the guide here: Maine Family Caregiver Resource Guide

Our national office also offers free "Prepare to Care" caregiving guides in several languages, and designed for multiple audiences: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/prepare-to-care-planning-guide/

Please send an email to me@aarp.org if you need a hard copy.

Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving—starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member in your
home—having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier.

With many organizations offering different types of help and services, it can be a challenge to sort out the specific type of help or services best suited for your needs. AARP Maine developed this resource guide with you— the caregiver—in mind as a starting point to help you find the services and supports you need throughout
your caregiving journey.

We hope this resource guide can assist you in the following ways:
>> Help you get the type of assistance you need. This directory lists many government and nonprofit resources, which you can access both in-person and online.

>> Help you connect with others. You’ll discover, if you have not already, that you’re a part of a community of caregivers and caregiver supporters. You are truly not alone.

Do you have a caregiver story to share? Visit I Heart Caregivers. Your voice matters and we would love to hear from you. These are just some of the individuals who have shared their stories with us:

Andrea and Cheryl: https://youtu.be/bf8zcTiodD4

Jane and Amy: https://youtu.be/16TVPDhPO94

Rich and Alex: https://youtu.be/u_Fb6pIoNUA

Please also visit the AARP Caregiver Online Resource Center: www.aarp.org/caregiving

You can download the guide here: Maine Family Caregiver Resource Guide Please send an email to me@aarp.org if you would like us to send you an electronic copy of the new Maine Caregiver Resource Guide. You can also call us at 1-866-554-5380 and we will send you a hard copy.

This story is provided by AARP Maine. Visit the AARP Maine page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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