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Supporting Family Caregivers in Texas

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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.

RESOURCES

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Texas Caregiver Resource Guide
A starting point to find services and supports in Texas, this guide can help throughout your caregiving journey.

Toolkit: Managing Someone Else's Money In Texas
This toolkit is for financial caregivers who manage money or property for those unable to do so themselves.


The CARE Act (wallet card)
The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

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.


Take Time Texas
(Texas Health and Human Services) Take time for yourself so you can be a better family caregiver. Caring for another person is hard work. All caregivers deserve a break, which is called respite.

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

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New law stops the drugging of vulnerable seniors
This year’s legislative session achieved positive outcomes for older Texans, including an investment of $1 million over the two-year budget for the Lifespan Respite Care Program, which offers support and services to unpaid family caregivers. Responding to AARP Texas’ call to end the chemical restraint of nursing home residents, a new law also was enacted that requires written consent from the resident or family member prior to the administration of an antipsychotic drug. Under this new law, when those powerful medicines are given, the risks, benefits and alternative treatment options must be disclosed in writing.

To join the fight for family caregivers and their loved ones, sign up to be an e-activist.

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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.
About AARP Texas
Contact information and more from your state office. Learn what we are doing to champion social change and help you live your best life.