These resources will help you make a caregiving plan, and guide you in making adjustments when needed:
It's also important to keep in mind that one person is usually not enough. These resources may help family and friends find common ground to agree on care decisions and act as a team.
People other than immediate family members often step up to care for LGBT seniors, "elder orphans", and those who (for whatever reason) can't look to relatives for care. They may have special concerns, however:
The reality is that many caregivers also have other jobs - which can bring extra stress but also additional rewards. These sources have advice on juggling responsibilities:
Caregivers need all the organizational help they can get - and online apps can be tremendously helpful to track all the details.
Here are some review articles on software apps to consider:
Don't forget to make good use of smartphones!
And if possible, everyone should take advantage of the ability to enter emergency information into the health information section of their smartphone, so emergency medical personnel can get access when needed (without having to unlock the phone or expose other personal information). Include medications, medical conditions, and emergency contacts - and remember to update that information regularly.
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