FAQs About Family Caregiver Support Programs

A quick crash course for caregivers.

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Finding and choosing family caregiver support programs can be a daunting task. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about these programs in order to help you decide which ones are the best fit for you, your family and your loved one.

Q: What types of family caregiver support programs exist?

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Q: Which family caregiver support programs are the best if a family member is experiencing a mental health issue?

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Q: Are caregiver support programs affordable?

A: The idea behind many of these programs is to help caregivers navigate the caregiving process, especially those who do not have access to care homes or assisted living facilities. There are many free support programs, courses, and online resources, i.e.:

Q: How can I find caregiving resources in my area?

A: Depending on the care your loved one may need, it can be difficult to know where to look for support. Check out your local area agency on aging, local and state offices on aging or social services, tribal organization, or senior centre. Here are a few options to help you locate caregiving resources:

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The Memoryz app is another great resource for families and caregivers of those with dementia. The app includes task reminders, mood tracking, and chat-based support. Find support through our caregiving community, which promotes self-care, helps to avoid caregiver burnout and provides activity suggestions. You can download the Memoryz app on Google Play and the App Store today.

Download Memoryz on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.memoryz.app

Download Memoryz on the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/memoryz/id1506838838

Visit our website to learn more about the app: https://www.memoryz.co

References:

Help for Caregivers and Family Members. CMHA Toronto. (2018, July 16). https://toronto.cmha.ca/help-caregivers-family-members/.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2019, September 23). Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiving. National Institute on Aging. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/frequently-asked-questions-about-caregiving.

Wilson, P. D. (2021, January 14). 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Caregiver Support. Pamela D Wilson | The Caring Generation. https://pameladwilson.com/caregiver-support-frequently-asked-questions-about-caregiver-support/.

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