Help & Information for Caregivers

Resources for how to be a caregiverIf 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:

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This website is a free publicly funded service; funded by the following Area Agencies on Aging
North Central Texas:
Tarrant County:
Dallas County:
 The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services – DADS.

  • Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County
  • Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas
  • Area Agency on Aging of Dallas
  • Connect To Care Dallas
  • United Way of Tarrant County
  • North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center

Call 2-1-1 for information about health and human services anywhere in the US.

Or visit to search their statewide database of social service resources.

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Visit the following organizations for more resources:

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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.

*Get a full report from recent research by clicking through to these links: or


Updated: August 17, 2015