Caring and Aging Well
AARP. Major resource for adults age 50+.
Administration for Community Living. Major information source for older adults, adults with disabilities, consumer choice, consumer rights, and a multitude of related topics.
Caregiver Bill of Rights. This “Bill of Rights” by Jo Horne reminds all of us that while we care for others, we are still entitled to to the respect of others, to our feelings, and to our personhood.
Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire. Developed and tested by the American Health Association, this questionnaire can help you monitor your behavior and health risks. It can help your identify potential issues and manage your health care. Available in English and 5 other languages.
Caregiving in the LGBT Community. Conversation with Christopher MacLellan (The Bow Tie Guy) about the hurdles he encountered when caregiving for his late care partner; podcast also includes a discussion of how discrimination makes the LGBT caregiving journey more difficult.
Next Avenue. Public-media (PBS) first and only national service for America’s 50+ population.
National Caregiver Summit: May 25, 2021. Access Summit recordings related to family caregiver equity, policies, and innovations; sponsored by Health Leads, Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and Stanford Medicine Clinical Excellence Research Center.
National Council on Aging. Major source for resources related to economic security, healthcare, aging policy, up-to-date news, and resources for older adults, family caregivers, professionals, and advocates.
The New Old Age. From 2008-2015, this New York Times blog explored aging and caregiving from a variety of perspectives. Though no longer updated, the archive remains along with links to related New York Times articles.
Practicing Self-Care is Important: 10 Easy Habits to Get You Started. Forbes article focuses on the importance of knowing you own worth, healthier work (or caregiving) – life balance, stress management, and living (not existing).
Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish. Tara Parker-Pope (New York Times) suggests that interdependence requires us to care for ourselves if we are to care for others; article includes five self-care exercises to help nudge you in that direction.