Caregiver Checklist

If you are or will be a caregiver, it’s important to fully assess your loved one’s current needs, as well as the challenges and obstacles you may face.

  • Are you new to caregiving?

  • Are you already caring for a loved one?

  • Where should you begin? What should you do differently?

  • Who should you trust to support your caregiving needs?

  • What are the most important things you must know to be a better caregiver?

  • How can you minimize the stress of caring for a loved one and still have your own life?

  • How can you successfully age in your own home?

The following FREE downloadable (PDF) documents will help you get started in answering these and
other questions.

NEW! Self-Assessment Daily Living Guide


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  • Running out of money before I die

  • Unforeseen tax obligations

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  • Fear of end of life in a nursing home

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Caregivers who reported verbal abuse were also more likely to report physical abuse, researchers found.

Verbal abuse can hurt these aides' long-term health and lead to higher turnover rates, said senior study author Margaret Quinn, who is director of an industry outreach initiative called Safe...


If you’re like the majority of Americans over the age of 45, you want to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. According to AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to age-in-place, which means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.

The NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in collaboration with Home In...

Here are six ways you can engage to improve your life or the life of an older adult you know.

Carolyn has written The Boomer's Guide to Aging Parents, which is available in print, digital and audiobook formats. She blogs weekly at and at, where she discusses news items and issues pertaining to aging, healthy aging, the care of elders and the concerns of adult children and caregivers.

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