Caregiving and Elder Care Directory
Some people are thrust into the role of caregiver abruptly, such as when a loved one has a sudden illness. More often, caregiving is a gradual process that requires preparation. Key to successful caregiving for an older parent or relative is support; experts suggest that caregivers seek out resources such as a local Area Agency on Aging to identify and help resolve problems, and connecting with other caregivers. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about caregiving and elder care, how to manage as a caregiver, questions to ask as a caregiver, resources and tips for caregivers, services available for caregivers, and much more.
Elder Abuse: Know the Signs and What to Do
Keep your loved ones safe by knowing the signs of elder abuse and neglect and how to stop it.
Alzheimer’s and Caregiving Plans for the Future
When a loved one is first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, what sort of plans do you need to make for the future?
Nutrition for Seniors: A Caregiver’s Primer to Common Eating Problems
A caregiver's guide to key nutrients older people need -- and tips for helping them to eat healthy.
Caregiving: Gadgets, Apps, and More That Can Help
Technology like gadgets, apps, and services can ease stress on caregivers and offer safety and independence for people with difficulties. Check out some ideas.
What You Need to Know About Nursing Homes
Learn what nursing home care does and how you can choose the facility that's right for your loved one.
How to Choose Assisted Living for Your Loved One
Here's what to look for when you're choosing an assisted living residence for your friend or relative.
7 Tips for New Caregivers
Get tips for new caregivers, including legal and financial issues and how to find out about community resources.
7 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving
Learn how you can make sure your elderly or sick loved one gets the care he needs even if you live far away.
Learn the value and importance of hygiene for seniors.
Success With Medications
Medication tips for caregivers.
Healthy Eating: Meal Solutions
Provide tasty, healthy meals for your senior.
Healthy Eating: Low Appetite
Learn the importance of nutrition for your senior.