If you provide home care in New Hampshire for an elderly loved one, navigating the complex senior care landscape while making sure your loved one is healthy and taking care of your own family and career can be challenging. Here are four key resources that can help.
1. Family Caregiver Alliance
This online home for the National Center on Caregiving provides a wealth of resources designed to help you connect with other family caregivers. You can subscribe to newsletters or join an online support group, as well as share your own caregiving experience with others. In addition, resources are searchable not only by state, by condition, or by language, but also by stage of caregiving from preparation to life after caring for a loved one.
2. Medicare Caregiver Resources
If you care for a loved one who has Medicare, this site is a great resource for working with the government funded health system. The agency has prepared a selection of resources and tip sheets, including information on learning what Medicare covers, finding caregiver support in your area, caring for someone with a chronic illness, transitioning a family member from home to long-term care, and much more.
3. National Alliance for Caregiving
This site is notable for its selection of webinars about caregiving, ideal for a busy person to listen to on the go. Current topics include Financial Planning for Caregivers and Building a Local Caregiver Coalition. In addition, downloadable resources include links to groups that can help you with finances, caring for yourself, learning to be a caregiver, and other aspects of this key role.
4. Eldercare Locator
This government site is an invaluable way to connect with resources in your area, from the local Area Agency on Aging to respite care in New Hampshire, individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training, and help with gaining access to these services.
With the right resources and support, meeting your loved one’s care needs will feel more manageable. Reach out to Home Care Assistance today to learn more about our in-home care, including Alzheimer’s and dementia care New Hampshire families trust, by calling (603) 471-3004. We look forward to hearing from you.