education and resources for family caregivers, friends, and providers helping older adults
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WHO WE ARE
Are You a Family Caregiver Helping an Older Adult?
Find 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.
At this site:
· Useful tools and resources like checklists for doctor visits, online education, links to resources, phone numbers, and answers to frequently asked questions.
· Schedule - education programs, support groups, and conferences in North Central Texas.
· Sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Educated caregivers help older adults live independent lives and, manage their stress. Let us help you through this federally funded public service.
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Legal Issues for Caregivers
The information in this module contains an overview of legal documents that may be important in ensuring the legal and financial security of your family member.
An advance directive is a legal document, such as a living will or a power of attorney for health care. As long as one is well enough, he/she makes medical decisions for his/her self. If one is unable to make or communicate medical decisions, the advance directive legally transfers medical decision-making authority from you to the person designated to make decisions and states end-of-life health care wishes.
The information provided by Family Caregivers Online is designed to support, not replace the advise and relationship between the user/patient and his or her physician. In addition, this website does not solicit nor does it accept advertisements from any company or organization.
Family Caregivers Online last updated: 04-30-13
Why These Resources Are Needed
· The most rapid population growth is among people 85 and older with an increasing number of people aged 100 and older
· 20% of the population will be over age 65 by 2030
· 62-70% of family caregivers are working part-time or full-time with over 50% working full time
· American business is losing between $17.1 billion to $33.6 billion per year because of the direct and indirect costs of elder caregiving
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