Caring for an Aging Parent

Caring for an Aging Parent

1. Articles/Fact Sheets:

Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Take Time to Care for Yourself (also Español | Quick Facts | MP3)
This article defines caregiver burnout and describes actions to prevent it. The author offers strategies to find time to step away, get sleep, and connect with others.

Helping Family Members As They Age Can Be Rewarding (also Español | MP3 )
This article discusses how to prepare for an aging parent needing care, what to do if you are a long-distance caregiver, and how to care for yourself.

A Sibling’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents
This article offers ways for siblings to make decisions and to coordinate care of an aging parents.

Taking Care of Yourself: Tips for Caregivers
This article includes tips for caregivers’ self-care including emotional health and coping skills.

Getting Started with Long-Distance Caregiving
This article gives tips to make visits and long-distance caregiving most effective and helpful.