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 to Support Vermont’s Caregivers
Caring for a loved one can be a heavy burden — especially for those who work. Paid medical leave is an important benefit for those who provide care, but cannot afford to take time off from work. Family-based caregiving is an essential part of Vermont’s caregiving system and that’s why AARP Vermont is fighting to pass a mandatory leave provision that allows workers time off to take care of a loved one — child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. We strongly advocated for the broad definition of eligible relatives, as well as for a significant allotment of 12 weeks of possible leave. The bill is still under consideration in the Statehouse and AARP Vermont advocates will be working hard to pass this legislation in 2020.
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.