Supporting Family Caregivers in Michigan

Posted on 03/04/24 by Careena Eggleston

Welcome to AARP Michigan's dedicated hub for caregiving—a space designed to empower and support individuals navigating the intricate journey of caregiving. At AARP, we understand the profound impact that caregiving has on individuals, families and communities. We understand YOU. Whether you're providing care for a loved one or seeking guidance on navigating the challenges of caregiving, our resources and advocacy initiatives are here to offer valuable insights, expert advice, and support.


ISSUE HIGHLIGHT

AARP Michigan urges state legislators to provide tax relief for family caregivers.
AARP Michigan is urging the Michigan Legislature to provide tax relief for family caregivers who pay expenses out of their own pockets to help care for an older family member. More than three in four family caregivers incur expenses for caregiving, spending an average of $7,242 per year.

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RESOURCES

Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.

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Guide for Family Caregivers in Michigan
A starting point to find services and support in Michigan, this guide can help throughout your caregiving journey.

AARP Family Caregiving Site
AARP is here to help with information and resources on caregiver life balance, financial and legal issues, care at home, health and more.

AARP Toll-Free Caregiving Resource Line
Have a question about caring for a loved one? AARP's toll-free family caregiving line is here to help.

Tips, Hacks and Time Savers for Caregivers
Check out these caregiving tips and hacks; crafty ways to use simple household items to solve everyday problems.




ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

AARP Dementia Resource Guide for Individuals and Families



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Resources for Veteran and Military Caregivers





EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

AARP Michigan dedicated an episode of the 2024 MI Sisters & Friends series to supporting and empowering caregivers in their challenging journey, bringing together presenters from the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center's Wellness Initiative and Universal Dementia Caregivers. Access the virtual program as well as the resources and information shared during the event with the link above.





FIGHTING FOR YOU

AARP advocates at the federal and state levels and through leading policy analysis to raise public awareness of family caregivers’ value, inform the policy debate and enact legislation and regulations that protect and support family caregivers.

Review AARP Michigan's 2024 legislative priorities, including Caregiving with this link.




Use this link to see AARP's caregiving efforts by state.




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AARP Michigan urges state legislators to provide tax relief for family caregivers.
AARP Michigan is urging the Michigan Legislature to provide tax relief for family caregivers who pay expenses out of their own pockets to help care for an older family member.

Caring for a loved one can take a heavy toll, particularly when it means stretching your finances. More than three in four family caregivers incur expenses for caregiving, spending an average of $7,242 per year.

To join the fight for family caregivers and their loved ones, sign up to be an e-activist.

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