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Find Caregiver Tools Such as Apps, Websites, and Online Resources
Find Caregiver Tools Such as Apps, Websites, and Online Resources

These days, there’s an app or online service for almost everything, and that includes caregiving. In fact, you may already be using some online services to help with certain caregiver tasks such as:

  • Managing schedules with calendar applications, such as Google Calendar*
  • Sharing information using Dropbox,* Google Drive,* or iCloud®*

Besides these general services, there are also many resources that deal with the specific caregiving challenges.

Websites and Online Resources for Caregivers

Websites and Online Resources

1. AARP

The AARP website includes a section on caregiving at www.aarp.org/caregiving. It features articles, tips, and resources about the medical, financial, and legal aspects of caregiving. You’ll also find information about managing everyday challenges and dealing with stress.

2. Next Step in Care

Next Step in Care provides several guides and checklists for family caregivers at www.nextstepincare.org/Caregiver_Home. You can find guides for hospital stays, rehabilitation, and home care.

3. The Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance offers information, support, and resources for family caregivers of adults with a wide range of conditions at www.caregiver.org. After signing up, you have access to fact and tip sheets, videos, online classes, and support from a resource specialist.

Apps for Caregivers

Apps for Caregivers

The Red Cross, for example, has a first aid app that offers first aid videos, tips, and instructions in both English and Spanish.

Free | iOS (Apple) | Android

Communities

There are online communities that can help you and your family members share information and organize help with things like meals, cleaning, or driving a loved one to an appointment.

*Google Calendar and Google Drive are trademarks of Alphabet Inc. Dropbox is a trademark of Dropbox Inc. iCloud is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.