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Families and Caregivers

There are many types of caregivers, because the term caregiver refers to anyone who provides help to another person in need. What caregivers share in common is they take time and energy to care for a loved one. Easterseals focuses on resources for unpaid or informal caregiving, which accounts for the majority of all care provided.

Expand your understanding of the roles and responsibilities that make you a caregiver. Learn more.

Understand the mixed feelings that come with being a caregiver, and take care of yourself. Learn more.

Easterseals DC MD VA Services for Caregivers

Respite Services supports caregivers from civilian and military families. The Robert S. Wilson Community Respite Program provides center-based respite care at Easterseals for families of children with and without disabilities. The Navy Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Respite Care through Easterseals brings in-home respite care for active-duty Navy families of children with disabilities.

Adult Day Services allows caregivers to take a break during the day while their loved one spends time at Easterseals. We provide engaging activities, medical care, and curb-to-curb transportation for adults, seniors, and veterans with disabilities. Our services are designed to support both the participant and caregiver.

Additional Resources for Caregivers

The Faces of Caregiving
Read and share stories of caregiving.

Staying Involved as a Long-Distance Caregiver
Get tips for long-distance or remote caregiving.

Planning for the Future
Develop a plan that balances your independence and future needs.

5 Apps for Caregivers
Download mobile app recommendations for caregivers.

7 Gift Ideas for the Caregivers in Your Life
Treat the caregiver in your life with these gift ideas.

Home Buying for All
Obtain affordable housing through the Easterseals-Freddie Mac partnership for caregivers, people of all abilities, and military and veteran families.

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