Useful Guides & Resources

Supporting the Family Caregiver with Respite Care

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about supporting the family caregiver with respite care.

Caregiver Depression: A Silent Health Crisis

The Family Caregiver Alliance offers an informative fact sheet on the risks and symptoms of depression in caregivers.

Help Guide: Understand Respite Care

Learn more about the different types of respite care.

The Importance of Respite for Family Caregivers

This article available on Caring.com provides advice and tips for utilizing respite care to reduce caregiver stress and avoid burnout.

“Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers”

This informative guide provides valuable tips for keeping healthy while delivering care to others.

Achieving Emotional Distance from Overwhelming Caregiving Responsibilities

Learn a strategy to help a caregiver deal with feelings and be objective in providing daily care over the long term to a loved one. Note that this is a downloadable PDF.

Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance explaining circumstances under which discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities might constitute discrimination, outlined in this document.

Nutrition and the elderly: Benefits are more than skin deep

All home care is not equal