Resources for family caregivers are available.
Are you caught up in the sandwich generation – working a full-time job and caring for children and parents? Perhaps you live far away from your parents and are trying to provide care long distance? Do you have a parent or spouse recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease?
Whether you are a family caregiver or a professional caregiver, there are resources available to you. Go to the Caregiver Action Network and check out 10 Tips for Family Caregivers. In addition, the Caregiver Action Network provides caregiver information and support resources, from spotlighting elder care issues to getting home health services for your loved one.
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to track your medicines? There are numerous free websites to help you keep a running record of all of your medications to print out prior to a doctor visit or a hospital stay.
At MediGuard, simply enter your medicines and you’ll get a free interaction check, as well as safety alerts and recalls.
Go to Drugs.com for a comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information. The site provides free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. You’ll also find helpful tools, wallet-sized personal medication records, mobile applications and more.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched a Medicare website for family caregivers. The site provides information to help family members and friends care for Medicare beneficiaries, links to organizations that assist caregivers and beneficiaries, and access to an electronic newsletter for caregivers.