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.
Caregiving for Your Loved One: Time to Get Help?
If you're a caregiver for a loved one, take this test to find out if it's time to get help from support organizations.
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.
Caring for Parents, Keeping Them Healthy
WebMD offers tips for taking care of your aging parents -- from helping with doctor visits to helping them eat well.
Caregiving: Stress And Depression
Caregivers have a higher than normal rate of depression. Learn more about symptoms of major depressive disorder - and when to seek help - from the experts at WebMD.
What It's Like to Be a Caregiver
Taking care of a parent or spouse will change your life. It can be hard work and unpredictable, but it can also bring rewards and fulfillment.
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.
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 Get Emotional Strength for Caregiving
WebMD has tips on how to keep up your emotional strength when you are a caregiver to a loved one.
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Everyday Tips for Caregivers
WebMD shows you some caregiving tips that will help simplify your loved one's daily life.
Senior Living Options
Independent living, assisted living, nursing home -- all the different types of senior housing or care can be confusing. Find out what they are and which one might be right for you or a loved one.