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If you are helping someone with physical care, emotional support, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, or finding resources, YOU are a caregiver!

 

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Informative posts for family caregivers!

What You Need to Know About Alcohol and Allergies

Maybe you’ve always noticed some congestion or a case of the sniffles after enjoying a nice glass of wine. Maybe you assumed you had one too many drinks the night before if...

Understanding Difficult Behaviors in Aging Adults and How to Respond

As a family caregiver, you may have encountered challenging behaviors in the aging adults under your care. Changes in their typical behavior and routines could signify...

How to wash lower legs and feet if you can’t bend over

If it is hard for you to wash your lower legs and feet because you can't reach below your knees when bathing, use kitchen tongs to hold a sponge - this will extend your...

Defining the Caregiver Role: A Comprehensive Guide

A caregiver is someone who offers emotional or physical support to another person, a role that encompasses a wide range of activities, especially in eldercare. This role...

Guiding Your Elderly Parent Through the Transition to Assisted Living: Tips for Caregivers

The transition to assisted living represents a significant change for older adults. Here's some guidance on how to effectively support an elderly parent as they transition...

Dallas Area Agency On Aging Services

The Dallas Area Agency on Aging program coordinates a comprehensive, integrated service access system. Care managers work to assure easy access to services provided to and...

Vial of Life – A Lifeline for Caregivers

As a family caregiver, it's likely at some point you'll find yourself navigating a medical emergency. In moments of crisis, having access to vital information can make all...

North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging

The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has a broad range of support services for family caregivers, including support coordination, respite care, information,...

Understanding Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in Caregiving

Caring for older adults, especially those living with dementia, presents unique challenges for family caregivers. Among the many aspects of caregiving, understanding and...

12 Fall Prevention Tips

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries and 3 million people 65 and older are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries every year, most often because...

Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

The Lesson of the Glass of Water and Self-Care

After 16 weeks of my husband's falls, surgeries, hospital and rehabilitation stays, followed by the adjustment to returning home, my energy and patience reserves were drained. The other morning, as I was doing the minimum to get dressed and prepare for the day, I...

Decisions for Life

The decisions we have to make in life so often seem difficult to me. When my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’ s disease I had the job of my life. I never dreamed I would be so fortunate in the job market as this. Management at the company I was working for were...

Shifting Family Roles with Edla Prevette

Edla Prevette is a mental health counselor who cared for both of her parents. Edla’s professional and personal care experiences are being poured into a program she has developed for adult children of aging parents. In this episode, Edla shares ways in which you can...

Patricia’s Caregiver Story

My name is Patricia, and this is my caregiver story. I care for my mother, Lucille, a breast cancer survivor. She suffers from crippling arthritis, rendering her unable to walk. She is still sharp in mind and a joy to be around. Also, a never-ending mom who worries...

Caregiver Profile: Cynara Lowary

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? Taking care of my grandmother. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so, how? It just made my love for them even stronger, as well as wanting me to take care of others. What is...

3 Tales of Caring for an Aging Loved One at Home

The moment in time when our parents lose their independence is the beginning of an intimate and very personal journey for every family. I recently wrote about some of the important considerations when looking at long-term care facilities for a parent. Another option,...

Indra’s Caregiver Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one?  In 2017, my husband was diagnosed with Amyloidosis. Soon after receiving two stem cell transplants, he had three strokes. Over the next few years, multiple issues came up where I had to resign from my job.  Has...

Lester’s Caregiver Story

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? When I married my beautiful wife.  Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? My father-in-law. Since the passing of my mother-in-law in 2017. I’ve watched my father-in-law...

Don Cheadle’s Caregiver Story

Award-winning actor Don Cheadle recently spoke to the Alzheimer's Association about his family’s Alzheimer’s journey with his mom, Bettye Cheadle. Don, tell us about your connection to Alzheimer’s? Several of my extended family members had the disease, but the person...

Carol’s Caregiver Story

When it became painfully evident that Dad, at 90 years of age, needed daily, full-time care, as the only daughter of five living in the same city, I moved him in with me. I had help from my son and an agency caregiver for some activities. Ultimately, I was responsible...

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Your story matters.

Ever listened to someone talk about their life and thought ‘Oh, someone else has been through that, too? I thought it was just me!’ Every story shared is a chance to aid another caregiver and help them feel less alone. Your story will be confidential or use your initials. Help other caregivers and yourself by sharing your experience.

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About Family Caregivers Online

Our Purpose

This website was created as a resource for caregivers as a source of unbiased information.

Our Mission

To provide caregivers with helpful, current, and easy-to-navigate information, to assist them with caregiving. 

Additional Services

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Winner of the 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award

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