New to Caregiving

Advice, information, and caregiver support for those who are new to the role of caregiving for an elderly loved one. Learn from the tips and practical advice of elder care experts and other family caregivers.

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  • Elder Care Plan 101: Set Yourself Up for Success as a Caregiver

    Learn how to discuss long-term care planning, form an elder care team, create a printable daily care plan, and find the support you need to implement a successful caregiving strategy.

  • How to Make a Care Plan for the Elderly

    An elder care plan can be a scheduling tool, an informal agreement with an aging loved one, or a formal contract used to coordinate payment for care services. Learn how to create a plan of care that will help you stay focused and organized.

  • The Importance of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

    Activities of daily living are used to measure a senior’s functional status. An ADL assessment will help determine the level of care an aging loved one requires and what support programs and benefits they may be eligible for.

  • A Recommended Reading List for Caregivers

    If you’re looking for a new perspective on aging, tips for communicating with elders, advice on setting boundaries or valuable insights on dementia care, pick up one of these acclaimed books about caregiving.

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