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!
Funded in part by
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…
- About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.]
- Upwards of 75% of all caregivers are female, and may spend as much as 50% more time providing care than males. [Institute on Aging. (2016). Read How IOA Views Aging in America.]
- About 15.7 million adult family caregivers care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. [Alzheimer’s Association. (2015). 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.]
- The value of services provided by informal caregivers has steadily increased over the last decade, with an estimated economic value of $470 billion in 2013, up from $450 billion in 2009 and $375 billion in 2007. [AARP Public Policy Institute. (2015). Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update.]
- 5% of care recipients are female, with an average age of 69.4. The younger the care recipient, the more likely the recipient is to be male. 45% of recipients aged 18-45 are male, while 33% of recipients aged 50 or higher are male. [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.]
*Get a full report from recent research by clicking through to these links: http://www.caregiving.org/caregiving2015/