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.
New N.D. Law Helps Family Caregivers
If you’re a family caregiver, help has arrived when a loved one goes into the hospital and when they transition home.
Telephone Town Hall for N.D. Caregivers
Are you a working caregiver? Do you have children at home? Learn to balance your life as a family caregiver by participating in this hour-long telephone town hall.
N.D. Aging and Disability Resource Link
This online resource can to guide you to services and supports available in your community.
N.D. Family Caregiver Support Program
Learn about support services available to unpaid caregivers in North Dakota.
Respite Care Funding
The Lifespan Respite Care Grant Service offers funding and resources to support caregivers who have an urgent need for respite care.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Family caregivers learn about tools needed to take care of themselves as they care for an older adult.
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
Improving coordination between hospitals and caregivers
AARP North Dakota is proud to have fought for the passage of the CARE Act, which provides crucial support for family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home. It ensures hospitals:
• Identify and involve the patient’s family caregiver throughout the hospital stay.
• Keep that caregiver informed of their loved one’s discharge plans.
• Provide education and instruction on aftercare tasks they will need to perform at home, such as 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.