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
In the Ocean State, AARP State House advocacy has strengthened caregiver support With the help of our advocacy volunteers, AARP Rhode Island has championed legislation that will benefit thousands of family caregivers. New statutes:
• More than double the funding for respite care allowing family caregivers to take time off to recharge and gather the strength, energy, and spirit to carry on.
• Establish a less-restrictive alternative to guardianship allowing people with disabilities and older Rhode Islanders to retain their decision-making capacity by choosing supporters to help them make choices.
• Increase standards for more thorough background checks on individuals seeking to be guardians.
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.