Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Connecticut Caregiver Resource Guide
A starting point to find services and supports in Connecticut, this guide can help throughout your caregiving journey.
AARP Family Caregiving Site
AARP is here to help with information and resources on caregiver life balance, financial and legal issues, care at home, health and more.
Community Resource Finder
Easily access a comprehensive listing of dementia and aging-related resources such as care providers, programs and services available in a specified area.
Quick Tips for Caregivers
Check out how to use simple household items to solve everyday challenges
FIGHTING FOR YOU
New Paid Family and Medical Leave Law will Support Connecticut Caregivers
This year, AARP Connecticut successfully fought for Paid Family and Medical Leave because family caregivers shouldn’t have to choose between caring for their loved ones and paying their bills. Beginning January 1, 2022, Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program will let employees take up to 12 weeks of job-protected, paid time off to Tend to a personal illness, injury, or physical or mental condition, care for a loved one with a serious health condition, bond with a newborn baby, newly adopted child, or newly placed foster child, and help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service.
New Law Creates Caregiver Advisory Committee
AARP’s National Volunteer President Catherine Alicia Georges serves on the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council, created by a bipartisan federal law that AARP fought hard to pass. The Council is charged with developing a national strategy to support family caregivers that includes communities, providers, government, and others. Learn more about the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
Share your Story
Join the thousands of family caregivers have shared their experiences through AARP’s storytelling initiative, I Heart Caregivers. Your story will help AARP continue to fight for more support for family caregivers, including help at home, workplace flexibility, training, and relief in your state.