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
Protecting Illinois’ nursing home residents
While nursing homes provide important care for many Illinois seniors, these seniors have also been vulnerable to abuse and neglect. There are too many cases of nursing homes giving dangerous antipsychotic drugs to residents who don’t need them—often without their families even knowing. That’s why AARP Illinois fought successfully for a new law that requires nursing homes to obtain voluntary, informed consent from residents or family before using antipsychotic drugs. The law also protects residents and improves care with respect to minimum staffing standards and requires enforcement with appropriately strong remedies for violations.
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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.