Caregiving Resources & Information

Books about caring for aging parents:

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, by Nancy Mace & Peter Rabins (this is a classic)

Caregiving As Your Parents Age, by Linda Rhodes

It Takes More Than Love, by Anita Beckerman and Ruth Tappen

Walking on Eggshells, by Jane Isay

Community Resources:

Aging and Disability Center of Broward County
A"One-Stop Shop" for finding information regarding services in Broward County available for seniors, persons with severe and persistent mental illness, their families, and caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter

Broward County Transit

Broward Elderly & Veteran Services Division
Provides supports, resources, and information to allow seniors and veterans to aging in place and improve their quality of life.

Broward Meals on Wheels – Services include:
Meal Delivery, Senior Dining Rooms, Grocery Shopping, Meals for Companion Pets, Nutrition Counseling, Emergency Meals, Senior Health NOW!

Family Caregiver Briefcase for Psychologists (by the American Psychological Association)

Florida Department of Children and Families

Leeza’s Place, Pembroke Pines

Mental Health Association of Broward

Senior Health NOW! – is a United Way of  Broward County 2010-11 funded Community Impact Partner and managed by Broward Meals on Wheels (BMOW).
Services include Nutritional Education & Assessments, Medication Education & Assessments, & Socialization

General Websites:

Caregiver.com
Caregiver’s Home Companion
Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving
National Association of Geriatric Care Managers

Stress Management Tips:

Stress Reduction