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Where Can I Turn for Help?

Check these resources for some caregiving help. It can give you the time you need to recharge.

Home health services. These agencies provide home health aides and nurses for short-term care if your loved one is seriously ill.

Adult day care. These programs give seniors a place to socialize, do activities, and get needed medical care.

Nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. These sometimes offer short-term stays to give caregivers a break.

Private care aides. These are professionals who help manage care and services.

Caregiver support services. These can help caregivers recharge their batteries, meet others facing similar issues, find more information, and locate additional resources.

Area agency on aging. It can help you find services in your area such as adult day care, caregiver support groups, and respite care.

National organizations. Search for local chapters that help people with conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and stroke. These groups can provide resources and information about respite care and support groups.