Information For Caregivers

Below, you will find additional useful information. To view a specific resource, simply click on the heading and a new window will open.

State Resources

Balancing Work and Caregiving

Nearly 22 million American workers are caregivers for their parents or loved ones. They care a lot about their jobs. They also take their family commitments seriously. Naturally, family caregiving sometimes interferes with workplace responsibilities. Despite this, a recent study of the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP found that most employers are sympathetic to these caregiving demands.

Caregiver Events Calendar

An updated calendar of events for caregivers.

Caregiver Survival Tips

Ten useful tips for a caregiver.

Family Caregiving in Utah

A Resource Guide for Family Caregivers.

Utah Caregiver Support Program

Are You a Caregiver for Someone 60 or Older? If so you may find this web site helpful.

Utah Coalition for Caregiver Support

A group of professionals who had a common interest in issues relating to caregiving of elderly individuals began to loosely gather in the Spring of 2002, recognizing that there was no formal mechanism for information, resources, or support for Utah?s caregivers.

Utah Department of Human Services HIIP Contact List

The Health Insurance Information Program operates in every county in Utah to assist you in making decisions regarding your healthcare insurance needs.

Federal Resources

AARP Life Answers :: Caregiving

A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose.

AXA Foundation Family Care Resource Connection

AXA Foundation is a family care resource connection setup by the National Alliance for Caregiving's Family Care Resource Connection.

National Alliance for Caregiving

Do you awaken at night to help your husband to the bathroom? Do you arrange your schedule to fit your mother's doctors' appointments? You are not alone. According to the 1997 National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP National Caregiver Survey, at least 22 million adults provide the care that is so critical in helping older people remain in their homes and other community settings. It is estimated that 80 percent of all care received by older Americans is provided by family members ? spouses, children, grandchildren and other relatives ? people just like you.

National Family Caregiver Support Program

The enactment of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000 (Public Law 106-501) established an important new program, the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP).

National Family Caregivers Association

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one.

Training and Tools for Caregivers

Teaching caregivers how to provide safe and compassionate home care.

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