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.
Indiana Caregiver Resource Guide
A starting point to find services and supports in Indiana, 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 law gives Hoosiers options, supports family caregivers
Adult guardianship is a process where a judge appoints someone to care for the well-being, and possibly finances, of an individual who is deemed unable to care for him or herself. Sometimes a guardianship is ordered without consideration of other options or input from the individual.
This year, AARP Indiana successfully fought for an update to our state guardianship law to allow Supported Decision Making Agreements. Judges can now look at each case to see available options. This allows Hoosiers the autonomy to make decisions about their care and finances when they’re able, while also getting the support they need.
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.