Additional Resources on Caregiving

References to websites and resources used in this publication are not an endorsement of one product over other similar products.

Agefully is a website for family caregivers of older adults created by University of Wisconsin-Madison nurses with proven ideas and information on topics such as driving, health, money, safety and family dynamics.  You may take an assessment, use the planning tool or read current articles on these topics.

Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire: Caregivers have a lot on their plate. This tool can help caregivers assess their own well-being and plan some next steps to make sure they are taking good care of themselves, so they can continue caring for their loved ones.

Share the Care website and book helps families and communities organize the help a care recipient and their family may need. Caregiving is rarely a do-it-yourself adventure.

National Institute on Aging, Long-Distance Caregiving: Many caregivers live in a different city, state, or even country from the loved one they support. This website from the National Institute on Aging provides a starter guide for long-distance caregiving.

AGS Foundation for Health in Aging tip sheets provide consumers and caregivers with up-to-date information on health and aging.

State Resources

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: There are a lot of resources available for family caregivers in Wisconsin and beyond, but it can be overwhelming to sort through them all. Aging units and Aging & Disability Resource Centers throughout Wisconsin direct families to the resources available to them.

Family Care Options: Long-term care is necessary for many older or disabled adults. It can also be a confusing and overwhelming topic. The Division of Long-Term Care in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides information and resources for older adults and their families

Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop is an effective, evidence-based educational program that helps caregivers learn build skills and knowledge to make caregiving easier.

Visit the Wisconsin Family Caregiver Support Program website for more information and links to resources to help family caregivers.

For questions or suggestions related to this page, please contact the Caregiving page editor, Kristin Litzelman

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