Six U.S. Federal Government Online Resources That Help Support the Caregivers of Seniors and Veterans

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by Patricia LaCroix, Contributing Writer

When it comes to caring for an older adult, caregivers often find that support and assistance is a welcome relief. But it’s not always easy to know where to find such help for caregivers.

So, you might be surprised to learn that the U.S. Federal Government has several resources listed online with information and content specifically designed to help and support caregivers. In fact, there are six separate caregiving topics that are covered on the government website, USA.gov. One of them might be helpful to you!

Read on to learn more about the six resources the U.S. government provides online to inform, support, and aid caregivers of seniors and veterans:

1. Alzheimer’s Caregiving

By clicking HERE, you can learn how to respond to the challenges of being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.

2. Basic Overview of Caregiver Services and Resources

You can get a basic overview of caregiver services, plus an additional a list of resources to help you care for yourself and protect your own health, just by clicking HERE.

3. Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Person with Cancer

Are you caring for someone who has cancer? Have you taken the necessary time and energy to also care for yourself? Click HERE to learn more about how to care for your own well-being while you care from someone with cancer.

4. Managing Money for Someone Else

Click HERE to get tips on how to manage your older loved one’s finances and property when they no longer can do so themselves.

5. VA Caregiver Support Line

Are you providing care for a veteran of the U.S. military services? By clicking HERE, you can learn more about the VA Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274), a call center that assists caregivers and veterans themselves with important information. You can also learn more about how Care & Comfort at Home assists veterans by clicking HERE.

6. Office of Women’s Health Caregiver Page

Last but not least, the Office of Women’s Health also runs a page full of resources especially for caregivers. Subjects include preventing or relieving caregiver stress, and how to pay for home health care services. You can access the Office of Women’s Health’s caregiver page by clicking HERE.

Other Options to Help Caregivers

If you are need of more support, consider professional in-home care services. Care & Comfort at Home, an in-home care agency with locations near Chicago and Denver, can provide a variety of services that can help relieve your stress and make life a little — or a whole lot — easier. Click HERE to learn about those services. Click HERE to contact us and learn more! We provide FREE consultations… and we can help!

Information courtesy of USA.gov.