This website is a free publicly funded service. Find education, resources, and other information here if you are helping someone aged 60 and older with physical care, emotional support, daily activities, doctor visits, shopping, legal issues, financial matters, and finding resources.
You are a caregiver if you are an adult daughter or son, spouse, relative, or friend helping someone limited or unable to do things for themselves because of illness or disability.
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- Useful tools like assessments and checklists for doctor visits
- Online education
- Phone numbers and resources
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Schedule – education programs, support groups, and conferences
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Click the logos below to go to the organizations. Funded by theses area agencies on aging and Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services DADS:
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Click on the logos for other resources below.
Texas Respite Coalition: Supporting DADS in its goal to enhance and expand the coordination and availability of respite services in Texas.
*Winner 2004 Caregiver Friendly Award
Caregiving Facts* Why these resources and information are needed
One in five Americans is providing informal care to one or more older adults.
Approximately 66% of family caregivers are women. More than 37% have children or grandchildren under 18 years old living with them.
The average caregiver is age 49, female, married and working outside the home.
15.5 million people care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
Nearly 15% of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are long-distance caregivers.
62-70% of family caregivers are working with over 50% working full time.
$17.1 to $33.6 billion yearly cost to US business of direct and indirect costs
* Sources include The Administration on Aging, Caregiver Action Network, Alzheimer’s Association, and Family Caregivers Alliance
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