If you help someone with the tasks of daily living, you’re a caregiver. You may provide care around the clock or you may help manage things from a distance. You might not even call yourself a “caregiver” — it’s just something you do without putting a label on it. But one thing’s for sure: you’re not alone.
About 65 million people provide care for a family member or friend during any given year.1 That makes you part of a caregiver community. Here’s how you can connect with others for information and support.
Feel like you’re pulled in a million directions? The resources on My Well-Being can help you find balance. This subscription service offers tips and information to help with all aspects of well-being — from your fitness and finances to your friends, family, and free time. You can also find free resources at My Well-Being that are perfect for caregivers, including stress relief tips and videos about how Medicare works. Visit My Well-Being
The Warrior Navigation and Assistance Program provides assistance to wounded warriors and their families in the TRICARE South region. Learn more about Warrior Navigation & Assistance
The Department of Veterans Affairs has collected lots of helpful information for caregivers of U.S. military veterans. Visit VA Caregiver Support
The National Family Caregiver Support Program offers a range of services to help people care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible. Learn about the National Family Caregiver Support Program
Medicare has devoted a section of its website to people who care for aging, ill, or disabled family members. Explore Medicare’s caregiver resources
eXtension, a partnership of 74 universities in the United States, provides lots of resources for family caregivers and military families, including an “Ask the Expert” section of their website. Go to the Family Caregiving web resource
1 Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009
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