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Family Caregiver Resources: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
02/27/14  1:02 AM PST
Family Careigver Support: Frequently Asked Questions

More than 90 million dedicated family caregivers in the U.S. are providing in-home care for a family member or friend who is disabled, sick or elderly. For those shouldering the role of family caregiver, resources and information can be a lifeline during a stressful time.

The Family Caregiver Alliance has complied a wealth of information for caregivers, covering topics such as respite care relief, long-term care insurance, strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors and much more. There you can find answers to the following frequently asked questions:

  1. Can I get paid to care for a family member?
  2. How can I find someone to help care for my family member at home?
  3. Help! I need a break! How can I find respite care?
  4. How can I help my family member if I don’t live nearby?
  5. How can I take time off work to care for a family member?
  6. How can I deal with my family member’s challenging behaviors without losing my patience?
  7. Where can I get more information on assisted living facilities and nursing homes?
  8. How can I make a complaint about a family member’s care?
  9. My family members disagree about how to care for our relative. What help is available?
  10. What is long-term care insurance and how can it help me?
  11. How can I get my family member to accept help?
  12. What should I do to help get my family member’s legal and financial affairs in order?

For more information, click here to visit the Family Caregiver Alliance.

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