Tag Archives: Family Caregiving


January 2016
Older Adults: Tips for Caregivers
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: Website

The “Tips for Caregivers” section of CDC’s Health Literacy website has a list of resources for caregivers who serve older adults. For example, the Palliative Care Communication Institute created “A Communication Guide for Caregivers” to help families talk about cancer and get much needed care and support. View this website for more information and tips for caregivers. (Source: CDC)

July 2015
Valuing the Invaluable 2015 Update: Undeniable Progress, but Big Gaps Remain
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: PDF, Report

Part of the Valuing the Invaluable series on the economic value of family caregiving, this report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving using the most current data available.  Source: AARP

March 2015
5 Resources for Family Caregivers
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: Website

This article by the National Council on Aging includes 5 resources for family caregivers to help them do their job. Resources include “BenefitsCheckUp,” “My Medication Matters” and more.

December 2014
Caregiving Support and Help
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: Fact Sheet, Toolkit, Website

Source: Helpguide.org

This guide provides tips for making family caregiving easier, with an emphasis on those new to family caregiving.

December 2014
The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers
Tags: Family Caregiving, Mental Health, Reducing Isolation, Social Engagement
Format: Website

This guide provides tips and advice for the elderly, their caregivers, and family members on how to beat holiday depression.

November 2014
An Exploratory Study of Caregiver Stress, Fatigue & Worry in the U.S.
Tags: Family Caregiving
Format: PDF

Source: MIT AgeLab, AARP Public Policy Institute

As the population ages, family caregiving is getting increased attention from business, government, and communities. Understanding its dimensions and potential costs is critical to informing innovations that may benefit caregivers as well as care recipients. This exploratory study looks at the relationship between caregiving and well-being. The analysis finds that caregivers, particularly women, were more likely to experience stress and worry than non-caregivers, and less likely to feel as if they had enough time and were well-rested. The paper presents findings and issues for future research.

November 2014
Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition
Tags: Family Caregiving, Massachusetts, Professional Organizations
Format: Website

The Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition’s (MLRC) mission is to promote and support access to quality respite care options that enhance the lives of individuals and families with special needs throughout the lifespan. Their website contains resources for caregivers, caregiver stories, and more.

November 2014
Caregiving MetroWest
Tags: Family Caregiving, Massachusetts
Format: Website

Caregiving Metrowest is a website devoted to caregivers of elders is 25 MetroWest towns of Massachusetts. The website provides information, connection to resources and community support.

November 2014
800AgeInfo
Tags: Family Caregiving, Massachusetts
Format: Website

800AgeInfo is a website for Massachusetts elders and their families to search for services, elder care agencies, information on programs and more.

November 2014
Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs – Caregiver support
Tags: Family Caregiving, Massachusetts
Format: Website

This website links to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs Caregiver Support Page, which provides resources about caregiving.