More than 524,000 Oklahomans care for older parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can live independently in their homes and communities. These unpaid family caregivers provide 488 million hours of care valued at a staggering six billion dollars annually, according to AARP Oklahoma, the nonprofit and nonpartisan advocacy organization for Americans 50 and older.
Free AARP Oklahoma Family Caregiver Resource Kits are now available to all Oklahomans. The AARP Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Kits include;
- Prepare to Care: A Resource Guide for Families-developed to help make the role of family caregiving more manageable
- Medicare Guide– provides a framework of how Medicare works and how caregivers and those in their care can make informed health coverage decisions.
- HomeFit- created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household.
- Oklahoma and Northeastern Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Guides- help you find the services and supports you need throughout your caregiving journey.
To receive a free Caregiver Resource Kit, call 1-866-295-7277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about how AARP is fighting for family caregivers in Oklahoma, visit aarp.org/freefamilycaregivingresources.