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Mental Health Toolkit

AARP

AARP – Family Caregiving Basics

Tips and guidance for those providing care to older family members. See Key Resources and Programs for Caregivers for additional resources.

AARP Prepare to Care: A Caregiving Planning Guide for Families

A step-by-step guide to help families plan for caregiving.  Guides available in English, Spanish, Chinese and for LBGTQ caregivers.

Eldercare Locator

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: Older Drivers

Driving is an issue for older adults – not only for personal safety but also for identity.  Discussing safe driving with family or health care providers may be difficult, but important.  Provides assessments on personal safe driving and how to talk to older adults about driving.

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI – Family Members and Caregivers

Tips and guidance for those providing care to family members with a mental health condition.

Health in Aging

Health in Aging

This section on Caregiver Health provides tips and tools for caregivers, a caregiver assessment and additional resources.

U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs – Caregiving Tips by Diagnosis

Information sheets describing various diseases and insights for the family caregivers.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Learn how to be an effective caregiver and how to take care of yourself.