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FAQs

Visit our frequently asked questions page for detailed information on community services and options available to caregivers!

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Articles & News

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What is Melanoma? Learn the ABCDE of Moles 

|    What is Melanoma? Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. To help you identify characteristics of unusual moles that may...

2021 Medicare costs at a glance

The website Medicare.gov has published the basic costs for people with Medicare.  For specific cost information (like whether you've met your deductible, how much you'll pay for an item or service you got, or the status of a claim), log into your personal Medicare...

Can Dehydration Lead to Vertigo?

|  Can Vertigo be a symptom of dehydration?  You've probably heard nearly 60% of your body weight is water? Which is why water is so crucial to our overall health and well-being. However, when you lose more water than you take in, it can lead...

Is dementia caregiving straining your marriage?

|  Caregiving can put a strain on relationships. Know the impact caregiving can have on your marriage and what you can do about it. If your parent has Alzheimer's disease or another disorder causing dementia, you might find yourself taking on...

The Highs & Lows of Hearing Loss

|  Caring for someone with hearing loss can be a challenging and scary venture into the unknown. A caregiver worries about the safety of their loved one no matter what, but knowing the way they live in the world is compromised can put anyone...

9 Quick Stress Reducing Mindfulness Exercises

|  Are you interested in doing mindfulness meditation but don’t think you have the time? Below are 9 mindfulness exercises you can do in a minute or under. 1. Yawn and stretch for 10 seconds every hour. Do a fake yawn if you have to. That will...

Counseling, Support Groups, and Telephone Support

|  Comprehensive counseling sessions for those caring for a person with dementia helps reduce depression. Counseling appeared to be effective in improving the quality of life for caregivers of stroke survivors. However, even a simple...

How to Manage Their Healthcare

How to Help Your Care Receiver Manage Their Healthcare Contributed by Roberta Carson, Zaggo Managing a serious medical condition is tough for anyone, but it’s particularly difficult for seniors. Many seniors have complicated health issues that require time and...

How to Handle Guilt and Other Caregiving Emotions

|  Taking care of a loved one with an illness or disability can stir up some complicated emotions. You may have great days when you feel a deep sense of fulfillment and connection. And hard days, filled with guilt, grief, or anger. You might...

10 Mindful Minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful...

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Caregiver Stories

Inspirational stories and advice from other caregivers.

La vida después del cuidado (Life after care)

|  Cinco cuidadores comparten su camino hacia la alegría y el propósito después de cuidar de un ser querido. Se estima que 41.8 millones de adultos en Estados Unidos (el 17% de los cuales son hispanos) cuidan de sus seres queridos y pasan en...

Caring for a PWP (Person’s with Parkinson’s)

|  I became a caregiver when my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 1999. We had no idea what to expect. We were both working full-time with a son in elementary school. The first few years were pretty easy with no...

Annie’s story – doctor’s wife becomes a fearless caregiver

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? My physician/husband diagnosed with a rare sarcoma in 2011. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing? Staying on top of what they might need at any moment / anticipate needs and...

Paula’s Story

Fearless Caregiver Profile: Paula Baughman How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? My Mom and Aunt needed help taking care of their dad. Has your relationship changed with the loved one that you are caring for? If so how? Yes, I never really had a close...

Son caring for elder father

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? After the passing of my Mother. What is the hardest thing about being a caregiver and the most rewarding thing? Having enough energy and the reward is you got it done. What advice would you give to other caregivers?...

Long Distance Caregiving (Part 2)

Read the first part of this caregiver's story here: My Long-Distance Caregiving Challenges We went to Alabama over Memorial Day weekend. We stayed in a hotel in order to: Not interfere with the personal assistance aide’s routine, and Have access to a king-size bed,...

My Long-Distance Caregiving Challenges

Editor’s note: This article was written by a 62-year-old woman still working full time and helping her mother who lives 650 miles away in another state. At the end of the article, find seven helpful tips, “What I learned that I hope can help other caregivers.” Read...

Burnout with Guilt

My mom moved in with my family of five and myself seven years ago. I have two siblings who do not help with Mom; they are MIA! She is bipolar, negative, disabled handicapped, diabetic, thyroid issues, bigger woman, and very much needy. However, to me she is my sweet...

Fearless Caregiver

How did you become the caregiver for your loved one? I got a distressed call from a outstate DCF office (one of many state adult protective services) saying my mom was becoming ward of the state. I lived nearly 3000 miles away, my life went into boxes or trash can, I...

In the Hospital – Advice from other Caregivers

Thank you Martha S. for providing your experiences and recommendations for other caregivers. “My husband was independent for several years following a serious stroke in late 2002 and his eventual recovery. In April 2007 paramedics rushed him to the emergency room with...

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Ever listened to someone talk about their life and thought ‘Oh, someone else has been through that, too? I thought it was just me!’ Every story shared is a chance to aid another caregiver and help them feel less alone. Your story will be confidential or use your initials. Help other caregivers and yourself by sharing your experience.

About Family Caregivers Online

Our Purpose

This website was created as a resource for caregivers as a source of unbiased information.

Our Mission

To provide caregivers with helpful, current, and easy-to-navigate information, to assist them with caregiving. 

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Winner - 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award (Media)

Winner - 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award (Media)

About Family Caregivers Online

Our Purpose

This website was created as a resource for caregivers as a source of unbiased information.

Our Mission

To provide caregivers with helpful, current, and easy-to-navigate information, to assist them with caregiving. 

Additional Services

Additional services include emailed newsletters, Caregiver TeleconnectionFacebook and Twitter social media, and other information.

Winner of the 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award

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