Help & Information for Caregivers
If you are helping someone aged 60 and older with physical care, emotional support, daily activities, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, or finding resources then YOU are a caregiver.
If you are an adult daughter or son, spouse, relative, or friend helping someone with limited abilities or unable to do things for themselves because of illness or disability then YOU ARE a caregiver.
This website was designed to help you find the education, resources, and other information you need, including:
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- Important Resource Links
- Useful tools like assessments and checklists for doctor visits
- Online education
- Phone numbers and resources
- and so much more!
This website is a free publicly funded service by these organizations
North Central Texas: http://www.nctcog.org/cs/aging/
Dallas County: http://www.ccgd.org/seniors/daaa.html
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services – DADS.
Find other area agencies on aging and older adult and family caregiver resources: Eldercare Locator
Call 2-1-1 for information about health and human services anywhere in the US.
Or visit www.211texas.org to search their statewide database of social service resources.
Visit the following organizations for more resources:
Care Giving Facts* These resources and information are needed because…
- 82% care for one person who is likely either living with the caregiver or living within 20 minutes of the caregiver.
- 60% of caregivers are female. The typical caregiver is a 49-year-old female caring for a 69-year-old female relative, most likely her mother.
- 40% of caregivers are male.
- 34% of caregivers have a full-time job, while 25% work part time. Caregivers who work do so for 34.7 hours per week on average.
- Caregivers have been caring for 4 years on average, spending 24.4 hours per week helping with activities like bathing, dressing, housework, and managing finances.
- 32% provide at least 21 hours of care a week, on average providing 62.2 hours of care weekly.
- 38% of caregivers report high emotional stress from the demands of caregiving.