Being a Caregiver for a loved one can be an overwhelming task for many. Often times, caregivers are working full-time jobs and taking care of their own families while managing to care for an aging parent, grandparent, or child. It can be lonely, depressing, frustrating, and rewarding all at the same time. As a caregiver, you may feel like no one understands what you do or can empathize with how you feel.
For most, the art of caretaking is a learned trade. Being a caregiver may never stop being overwhelming, but the amount of up-front learning and research that is required is exceptionally remarkable. Fortunately, there is a substantial amount of resources available online for beginners, intermediates, and expert caretakers alike. We have compiled a list of 10 of our favorite resources online that you should be following if you’re not already.
Founded in 2007, caring.com is the leading online resource for anyone looking for information and support as they care for loved ones. From their website: “. Caring.com’s carefully researched and expert-reviewed content includes advice from a team of more than 50 trusted leaders in geriatric medicine, law, finance, housing, and other key areas of healthcare and eldercare.” Caring.com’s mission can be summarized in three key points:
- Provided thousands of consumer reviews to help families research and choose the right senior living community and in-home care agency
- Referrals from Family Advisors to select services and product providers best suited for one’s needs, budget, and preferences
- A nationwide team of Family Advisors and senior care professionals at your disposable for advice and assistance in senior care