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.
Kansas Caregiver Resource Guide
A starting point to find services and supports in Kansas, 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
Working to improve coordination between hospitals and caregivers
AARP Kansas is proud to have fought for the passage of the Kansas Lay Caregiver Act, which provides crucial support for caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital. It requires hospitals to:
1. Ask patients if they wish to identify a caregiver, and then record that caregiver in the medical record
2. Inform caregivers when their loved one is set to be discharged from the hospital
3. Instruct caregivers on aftercare tasks they will need to perform at home, including wound care and medication management
To join the fight for family caregivers and their loved ones, sign up to be an e-activist.
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.