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
Fighting for financial relief for family caregivers
Caring for a loved one can take a heavy toll, particularly when it means stretching your finances. AARP is fighting to bring some financial relief to New York’s 2.5 million family caregivers who pay for expensive care to help their parents, spouses, and loved ones. Contact the Governor today at (844) 254-6883 and urge him to create a state tax credit for family caregivers who use their own money to care for a loved one. The average caregiver spends nearly $7,000 annually out of their own pocket in caregiving-related expenses. A state tax credit is a common sense solution to help make family caregivers’ work a little bit easier, but we need your help to succeed. Call the Governor at (844) 254-6883.
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.