Caregiving Tools

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Alzheimer's & Dementia
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Looking for caregiving tools? Caring for a loved one is a difficult task to face alone. To help you navigate the complex and sometimes overwhelming options available for senior care, we assembled this index of valuable resources for your reference. To view a specific topic, please click on one of the buttons above.

We believe in empowering families to make the right decisions for their parents and relatives. That’s why we curated this list of tools to contain the best tips, directories, blogs, and financial assistance available on the web. Whether you’re looking for a caregiver, a long-term care facility, or information on the associated costs of senior care, we wanted to be as thorough as possible for your benefit.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or to contact a qualified medical professional.

General Caregiving Tools

This list provides general information about senior care, including how to find care and how to choose the right type of care for your family. You can use this list to become familiar with the different standards for home care, how to move a loved one into a new home, and how to locate qualified professionals who can make your transition easier.

AARP Local Resources List

National Move Managers

Area Aging Service Provider Finder

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Multiple Guides For Senior Care

Eldercare.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance

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AARP HomeFit Guide

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AARP Glossary of Care

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Geriatric Care Manager

Caregiving.com 101

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National Aging In Place – Planning for Aging In Place

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Cost of Care

These tools explain the different costs, subsidies, and government programs that can help you pay for senior care. If you’re looking for explanations on caregiving costs or types of insurance, this section is for you.

Genworth

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AARP – Understandin LTCi

Medicare Advantage Options

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Veteranaid.org

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Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program

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Ultimate Aid and Attendance Guide

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What is Medicare Advantage?

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Hospitals & Doctors

These websites will help you find the right doctors, clinics, and hospitals for your family’s senior care. Finding the right provider can be a complex, personal choice, so we selected these tools to help you navigate online reviews and locations.

CMS – Compare Hospitals & Doctors

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Dcotor Reviews

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Best Geriatric Hospitals

Assisted Living Facilities

These resources can connect you with Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) near you, complete with costs and reviews. You can use these tools to search national listings for the best ALFs.

Find Assisted Living (no cost to you)

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Assisted Living Review

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Nursing Homes

These directories can help you locate and compare the best nursing homes in your area for long-term senior care. If your loved one is looking for a new home in a community of other seniors, these lists will help you get there.

Nursing Home Compare

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U.S. News Best Nursing Homes

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Home Care & Hospice

If you’re looking for home care, hospice care, or end-of-life care, these search tools can help you get started. Whether you need information on agency accreditation or patients’ rights, these websites will offer a thorough explanation.

Understand Home Care 101

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Home Care Reviews

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VNA and Hospice Basics

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VNA and Hospice Agency Locator

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Family Caregiving Tools

Is your family providing care to your loved ones directly? These tips and guides will make your job easier. You can use these websites to find information on the appropriate prescriptions, forms, and regulations for providing care.

AARP Pill Identifier

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Elder Law Attorney Locator

AAA Senior Driving Ability Guide

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Advanced Directive Forms by State

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Elder Scams and Fraud Tracker

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5 Wishes Advanced Directives

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Caregiver Stress Check

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Adult Daycare

These locators will connect you with the best adult daycare centers in your area to protect and nurture your loved ones. You can also find specialists for providing Alzheimer’s and dementia care while prioritizing safety and comfort.

Adult Day Care Finder

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Alzheimer’s Association Adult Day Care Finder

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia

This library of helpful guides can help you navigate the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It includes tips for cognitive assessment and communication with loved ones affected by these illnesses.

AA Dementia Care Resources

AA Virtual Library of Information

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AA Cognitive Assessment Tools

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Forums & Support

These groups and organizations offer valuable insights on how to age in place and connect with other seniors. You can use these tools to connect with other caregivers and seniors who are familiar with elder care.

Caregiver Action Network

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Agingcare.com

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Family Caregiver Alliance

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Elder Orphans / Solo Aging Facebook Group

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Next Step in Care

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