How can I find support as a caregiver?

How can I find support as a caregiver?

To be a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's, you need to set boundaries and know when to take care of yourself. You need to nurture yourself and your own well-being. There are resources available to help caregivers.

1st Meridian Care Services is here to help you navigate the complexity of finding the right resources and care. You may be able to find answers to your questions in our Health, Care, and Placement Resources section. If you need immediate assistance call us at (858) 529-1886. Additionally, we've listed some Federal resources for you below.

Federal Government Caregiver Resources

  • Alzheimer’s Caregiving - Find out from the National Institute on Aging how to be a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Learn skills for coping with a loved one’s behavioral changes.

  • Caregiver Resources - The National Institute of Health's MedlinePlus site has an overview of caregiver services. It also offers resources to help you protect your own health.

  • Caring for the Caregiver - This resource from the National Cancer Institute is for family and friends who are caring for a person with cancer. 

  • Managing Someone Else’s Money Guide - The family member you're caring for may not be able to handle their bills themselves. Get information about managing their finances from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

  • The VA Caregiver Support Line helps people care for veterans. Find services and benefits for your loved one and get support for yourself.

  • Office on Women’s Health Caregiver Page - Get tips on how to prevent or relieve caregiver stress and how to find and pay for home health care services

As a local, nurse-owned Home Care, Home Health, and Placement agency, we are invested in the livelihood and well-being of our San Diego neighbors, their family, and friends. With over 40 years of combined experience in the Home Care field, we have the knowledge and resources to handle any situation. Nothing should prevent you from receiving the care that you deserve.

Need immediate assistance? Call (858) 529-1886.

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