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.
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
AARP Delaware passed the Share the Care Act
AARP Delaware worked to pass the Share the Care Act to provide more help at home for family caregivers. The bill will help caregivers balance life’s responsibilities, help their loved ones avoid missed medicines, and help Delawareans remain in their own homes for as long as possible. The new law removes a legal barrier that prevents home health aides or personal care workers from giving medicines to patients at home. The law will make it possible for families to delegate the task of giving routine pills, eye drops, or other medications to aides and workers once a responsible family caregiver organizes the medication for the aide by date and time, and provides clear written instructions.
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.