AARP Honors the 2018 Capitol Caregivers and Super Savers
Nearly 90 elected officials helped champion bipartisan solutions to help older Americans this year. AARP congratulates the 2018 Capitol Caregivers and Super Savers.
The CARE Act: Helping Caregivers From Hospital to Home
The CARE Act is now law in 40 states and territories! Learn how it can help family caregivers when a loved one goes into the hospital.
Play the 'Do You Care Challenge'
Experience a day in the life of someone who is caring for a loved one and balancing everyday life. You will walk away with an understanding of the joys and challenges of family caregiving and then be better prepared to offer support.
What Are the AARP Care Guides?
Discover these targeted, easy-to-use guides to help you find support, make tough decisions and handle conflict during your caregiving journey.
What Is AARP Family Caregiving?
We offer resources, practical tips and advice that may help you in your caregiving journey. AARP family caregiving expert Amy Goyer walks you through.
Be Part of "I Heart Caregivers"
Find out how to participate in our storytelling initiative, learn about our advocacy work in family caregiving and share your caregiving story.
What Is a "Prepare to Care Guide"?
With more than 40 million people taking care of a loved one in the U.S., AARP helps people ease into the caregiving journey in five basic steps.
About AARP’s Online Communities for Family Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? You’re not alone. We explain how you can find support from those going through similar situations with our online forum.
The True Story Behind the Caregiving Film 'What They Had'
Elizabeth Chomko wrote and directed the film "What They Had" based on her grandmother's 16-year struggle with Alzheimer's. Chomko opens up about the challenges her family faced in caring for her grandmother as the disease progressed.
'What They Had' Movie Trailer
Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon and Robert Forster star in the caregiving movie. The film is inspired by the real life experience of writer and director Elizabeth Chomko, whose grandmother had Alzheimer’s.
Hilary Swank Reveals How Caring for Her Dad Changed Her
In 2015, Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank put her career on hold for three years to be her dad’s primary caregiver. She talks about the gift of not sweating the small stuff and the importance of taking time for self-care.
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