Family Caregiving

Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming. Whether you’ve been caring
for a loved one for many years or you’re just beginning your journey, we have resources that can help. To make it easy, we’ve gathered everything here, in one place, so you can easily access webinars and download guide books, like Prepare to Care.  Come back often and check for updated resources.   

Caring for a loved one and need support?  AARP can help!
Register now for AARP's Virtual Family Caregiving Fair on November 17, 2016 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET.

This free event allows you to: connect with fellow caregivers and view helpful tips and resources to help you care for a loved one; chat with representatives from various government agencies, non-profit organizations and AARP programs; and view live webinars, including one featuring Sherri Snelling and Holly Robinson-Peete. 


Featured Courses


Caregiving Webinar Series

Providing you with the opportunity to directly connect with caregiving experts. Get your questions answered and learn from leading experts how you can care for you and your loved ones.

Featured Webinars

Caregiving and Cancer
A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer, and get tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well.  Register for this webinar

This webinar will start at 2p ET/ 1p C



A Caregiving Conversation
Join actress Holly Robinson Peete and author Sherri Snelling for a candid discussion on juggling caregiving and work, facing hurdles with family, friends, health care professionals and a society not addressing a caregiver's needs, and how to balance caring for you while caring for others.  

This free webinar will take place at 11:00 a.m. ET/10:00 a.m. CT during the 2016 Online Family Caregiving Fair.   Register now via the Online Family Caregiving Fair registration link in order to watch this live webinar.
 

Understanding Medicare
Join AARP and CMS to learn about all aspects of Medicare so that you can make informed health care decisions.

This free webinar will take place at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT during the 2016 Online Family Caregiving Fair.   Register now via the Online Family Caregiving Fair registration link in order to watch this live webinar.



Financial Tips for Caregivers
Taking care of a loved one can have financial impacts.  Join Lee Baker, a Certified Financial Planner, for a live webinar and Q&A on how to manage your finances and those of the loved one(s) you’re caring for.

This free webinar will take place at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT during the 2016 Online Family Caregiving Fair.   Register now via the Online Family Caregiving Fair registration link in order to watch this live webinar.

Caregiving & the Holidays: Signs, Expectations & Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers
Learn about warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer's,  managing expectations around the holidays, and other tips needed to make the most out of your visit with your loved one. Register for this webinar

This webinar will start at 3p ET/ 2p C


Recorded Webinars

Joys and Challenges Facing Military Caregivers
Hear from current and former military members and their loved ones about the joys and challenges of caregiving. 

 

Unstuck! Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor
Thirty-year family caregiver, author and AARP Tennessee Volunteer Peter Rosenberger says humor is an expression of a healthy heart, not a defense mechanism. He'll help you learn how to lighten your heart, rediscover your identity and find a safe emotional path while sharing his inspiring personal experience as a family caregiver.  

Family Caregivers Feeling Squeezed: Life in the Sandwich Generation
Are you a sandwich generation caregiver?  Get the scoop on being a sandwich generation caregiver.  Hear real stories about how others are managing and succeeding and getting the most out of the situation.

 


Lighten the Family Caregiver Load Using Everyday Technology
Get the latest trends, tips and tricks on how you can use everyday technology -- many of which you may already own -- to lighten your load and be a better family caregiver. 

Refuel Your Family Caregiving Tank: 10 Ways to Nurture Yourself
Are you a family caregiver running on an empty tank? Watch this interactive conversation between Amy Goyer and Felicia Brown for insight on how to take care of yourself as you care for a loved one.   



Prepare to Care: Five Simple Steps to Make Caregiving Easier
Being a family caregiver can be overwhelming. Whether you’ve been caring for a loved one for many years or you’re just beginning your journey, this session will teach you five simple steps that will make the process easier.  


Turn Up the Volume and Turn Down the Stress: How Music Can Help Family Caregivers
Music could be the best-kept secret for family caregivers and the people they love! Research shows tangible benefits of music for the health, quality of life and stress level for both the caregiver and the person for whom they care.  


Available Resources