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You or someone you know may be a caregiver

care·giv·er

Noun: A family member, friend, or neighbor who takes care of a frail or disabled older person.

YOU ARE A CAREGIVER IF YOU:

  • Bring dad a few groceries.
  • Take your wife to the doctor.
  • Remind mom to take her pills.

START CALLING YOURSELF A CAREGIVER:

Family members and friends who provide care to a loved one often think of themselves as daughters, husbands, partners, and friends – not caregivers.

Identifying as a caregiver is the first, and often most important step, a person who is playing this important role can take.

WHY IDENTIFY?

Family members and friends who understand they are caregivers:

  • Gain confidence as they gain access to education and support
  • Become part of a community of caregivers, while maintaining their role as wives, sons, partners and friends
  • Provide the quality care they want for their loved ones while staying healthy and active themselves

JOIN A CAREGIVER COMMUNITY

Find support online with our Facebook and Twitter Caregiver Communities, or join a discussion with other caregivers at CaregivingNow.org:

Facebook Caregiver Community @WilderCaregiverCaregivingNOW

CONNECT TO RESOURCES
ONLINE

Get resources to help you care...including managing stress, arranging care, dealing with family issues and learning about your role as a caregiver.

CONNECT TO RESOURCES
VIA PHONE

1-800-333-2433

Senior LinkAge Line® is a free assistance service that makes it easy to find community services or get help determining what kind of service might be helpful.

CONNECT TO WILDER CAREGIVER SERVICES

Wilder helps family, friend and community caregivers provide care for their loved ones by assessing needs, identifying options, and designing solutions.

CONNECT TO NATIONAL RESOURCES

AARP

AARP's Caregiver Resource Center helps caregivers find resources, services and support both nationally and locally.