Caregiver Resources: Finding What You Need

Do you lay awake at night thinking of all the things you did not get done during the day? Are you feeling exhausted, depressed, frustrated or numb in your role as a caregiver? If yes, it is time for help! One in every 5 Americans is a caregiver today. Caregiver SOS is your door to supportive services to help you as the caregiver provide the best care possible for your loved one. If you need help, there are options for you.

Caregiver Education Resources can help you get ahead of the stress and feelings of being overwhelmed with information and education to help you and your loved one. Caregiver SOS is a national leader in bringing information to you, where you live, through the many venues you will find in this link.

Information and Referral Resources

The Caregiver SOS Centers have caregiver specialists on-site who can help you figure out what help you need and where to find it in your community. Other caregivers in these Centers have often faced the same issues and can share their problem-solving results with you. Adult day care, respite, in-home care, financial assistance, legal planning, transportation, and many other services can be located through your local Caregiver SOS Center.

Alamo Caregiver Teleconnection has Caregiver Resource links to many websites, including organizations with local offices, such as the Alzheimer’s Association and more.

The National Eldercare Locator is a good resource with referral specialists who can assist you in finding resources for a loved one across the street or across the country. You can call them at 800-677-1116 between 8 AM and 9 PM ET, Monday through Friday.

Aging and Disability Resource Centers are available to help you link to needed resources now and to help you plan for future care needs. To find your local Center in Texas, click here. for Florida, see http://www.agingresourcecentersofflorida.org/.