Family Caregiver Information and Tools from EmblemHealth
What Is Caregiving? Are you a family caregiver? Self-identify and discover more about caregivers just like you.
Improving Family Caregivers' Health & Wellness
Tips for Family Caregivers. This helpful and informative tip sheet is available in English, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin
Care for the Family Caregiver: A Place to Start: EmblemHealth published this comprehensive guide to help ease the family caregiving experience. Inspiring and supportive, this is an excellent starting place for all caregivers. The guide is also available in Spanish and Chinese.
Caring for Me; Caring for You: This play aims to raise awareness about family caregiving and its challenges. The DVD version and its companion playbill continue to encourage meaningful discussion among family caregivers.
SAGECAP — Tips for LGBT Caregivers: This information card from SAGE offers LGBT caregivers ways to navigate their current and future needs in areas of end-of-life decisions, finances, in home and long term care issues, just to name a few.
Share the Care: Seven Principles for Team Building: Share the Care promotes a team effort in providing support to a loved one who needs help. Dividing the responsibilities among a team of helpers allows the recipient to get appropriate care without any one person burning out.
Six Spiritual Principles of Caregiving: Friends In Deed provides free emotional and spiritual counseling for people who are living with a terminal or life-threatening illness, and their family and friends. The six principles that guide their counseling techniques appear on this card as a handy reference for making the best of challenging life events.
Spiritual Conditioning — Ten Affirmations to Support the Family Caregiver: Positive statements can help one take charge and move from a negative state of mind to a positive and creative one. The affirmations on this card are meant to help family caregivers meet their unique set of challenges with hope and grace.
Making Home Care Work for You and Easing the Transition: Moving Your Relative to a Nursing Home are two publications from CaringKind. These quick reference guides offer practical information aimed at helping caregivers understand the considerations about retaining a home care provider or choosing to use a nursing home and preparing their loved one for the transition.
Also from CaringKind is a Legal & Financial Guide for New Yorkers Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Updated by CaringKind, this guide was originally produced by the NYC Department for the Aging and provides an overview of the legal and financial issues in New York City associated with long term care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.
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