How to Ask for Help
Caregiving is not a challenge you should have to bear alone. Sometimes, finding family and friends who are willing to assist you and who are enthusiastic about helping can be challenging. There are techniques you can use to ask people for assistance, and online resources you can utilize to make organizing tasks much simpler.
Forming a Support Team
Learn how to create a support team from family and friends that can help you with the assistance you need. This team approach also helps people feel like they have a stake in their loved one's care. Use the online resources listed below to make your support team more organized and effective.
Getting Professional Help
Geriatric managers specialize in helping elderly people and their families on a long term basis. In the links below you will find professional help from experts in long term care.
Holding a Family Meeting - Family Caregiver Alliance
Discussing caregiving issues with family can be difficult. For advice on how to gather your family members together and have a constructive conversation, please click here.
When Siblings are Out of Step - Strength for Caring
Sometimes family members do not agree about the best way to manage a loved one's care. This article offers some advice on how to proceed when siblings or parents are being overly contentious.
Helping the Kids Feel Important - Strength for Caring
People who have children under 18 and are also caring for a parent is becoming more and more common. Follow this link to find some advice on how to get your kids actively involved in helping you care for your loved one.
This website allows you to post information and updates to your support team members near and far. Why not create a page with a list of alternate or emergency caregivers and their contact information? And since there is wisdom in experience, you can also find real life stories and advice from other CarePage users.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Similar to CarePage.com, this site allows you to create a calendar page and post a schedule for your support team.
Caregiver Discussion Group - Family Caregiver Alliance
Talking with others about caregiving can be a good way to help you cope with your emotions and responsibilities. Click here to join a discussion group.
Fact Sheet: Hiring In-Home Help - LACRC
Are you in need of in-home assistance, but are unsure about how to proceed? This fact sheet has information on what you need to do to find the right home care worker.
National Association of Geriatric Care Managers
This database contains the names of professionals who help you with various aspects of long-term care.
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