Choosing the right kind of care for a family member who is frail or vulnerable due to injury, illness or age is one of the most difficult decisions. Use the resources listed below to help you balance all your caregiving responsibilities and beyond.
Are You a Caregiver?
Do you take your child or adult with a disability to the grocery store once a week? Do you take time off work to drive him or her to doctor appointments? If so, you are a caregiver ... and there are many services and supports available to you and the person for whom you are caring.
The Many Faces of Caregiving Study
Download this free study now and find out how we are changing the national conversation on caregiving!
The New Faces of Caregiving
Today’s caregiver can be anyone from your next door neighbor to your own children. Explore some of the heartfelt stories of today’s caregivers and caregiving resources.
Being a Caregiver for Someone You Love
What does it mean to be a caregiver? Caregiving is a different experience for everyone depending on how much care your loved one requires, which can range from a friendly visit once in a while to 24 hour care.
Planning for the Future
Whether you’re 39 or 99, it’s never too early to start planning. For most of us, the majority of our older years are spent healthy and active. However, many people experience an eventual need for assistance due to acquired disability, aging related conditions and/or other illnesses. With thoughtful planning, and services and supports, most of us can continue to live in, contribute to and stay connected to our communities.
Caregiving in America: The Big Picture
It is important to be aware of our changing demographics. Statistics today will quickly become personal realities -- caregiving will become part of our family lives, our friendships and neighborhoods.
Other Helpful Resources
Talking with Your Doctor
Tips to maintain a good relationship with your loved one's doctor.
Steps to assure you are prepared for an emergency evacuation.
Easy Access Housing
Resources for making your home accessible.
Caregiving in Rural America
Download this report, produced by Easter Seals and the National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregiving in Rural America brings to light and supports the demand to address the ever-increasing numbers and unmet needs of rural caregivers.
Contact Easterseals Arkansas for more information.