Caregiving Info & Advice

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Approximately 44 million American families and friends provide unpaid care to another adult, sometimes around the clock. Wives, daughters, sons, partners, fathers, nieces, brothers—they provide approximately 80 percent of the long-term care in the United States.

You’ll find in this section a wealth of information on care strategies, stress relief, community resources, family issues and hands-on care. Be sure to also visit our Fact Sheet section for a comprehensive collection of family-friendly publications filled with practical information. For more personal assistance, click on “Ask FCA”.  And don’t miss our online Discussion Groups, to keep you connected, 24 hours a day, with other caregivers.

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Communicating with Your Doctor, Part II

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Assisted Living and Residential Care Facilities

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Durable Powers of Attorney and Revocable Living Trusts

Hiring In-Home Help

Legal Planning for Incapacity

Out-of-Home Care Options

Other Information


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Caregiving Fact: Informal caregivers (unpaid family or friends of seriously ill loved ones) provide more care in the home than the federal government provides in all settings combined. See FCA's Policy Brief, Caregiving and Retirement Planning for more information.
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