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; funded by the following Area Agencies on Aging
North Central Texas: http://www.nctcog.org/cs/aging/
Tarrant County: https://www.unitedwaytarrant.org/aaa
Dallas County: http://www.ccgd.org/seniors/daaa.html
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services – DADS.
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…
- 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