Caring for an Older Adult: What You Need to Know
Caregiving for an older person can involve so many things—from accompanying an older person to medical appointments, to preparing meals, to providing transportation, to managing medications, to helping them decide when it might be time to stop driving or when they might need some additional help at home. These are just a few of the myriad things family, friends and neighbors do as informal caregivers.
A caregiver is an invaluable member of an older person’s health care team!
Because older adults’ health issues are unique and often complicated, the folks at the American Geriatrics Society Health in Aging Foundation are committed to helping older people and their caregivers get the information they need about managing health issues in later life.
Their website, HealthinAging.org, is a one-stop, comprehensive source of up-to-date information to help you in your role as a caregiver.
Below are just a few of the many different resources you’ll find on HealthinAging.org:
FACT: All of the content on HealthinAging.org is reviewed by healthcare professionals who are members of the American Geriatrics Society and experts in caring for older people.
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