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
Working family caregivers now have more support
Every day, more than 270,000 New Mexico residents care for a parent, spouse or other loved one. Many are also juggling full-or part-time jobs. Now, a state law called the New Mexico Caregiver Leave Act allows working caregivers to use existing paid sick leave to care for their loved ones. An AARP survey showed that 59 percent of people who were currently or had been caregivers had to adjust their work schedules, take time off, reduce from full to part-time or completely leave the workforce to care for a loved one. The Caregiver Leave Act allows employees to take approved time off, which means they no longer have to choose between caring for a loved one and losing their job.
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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.