First Time Caregivers

First time caregiver support is available. About Care can provide respite care.

Taking on the role of a caregiver can be full of pride and apprehension.  Managing the care of someone else can even feel a bit daunting but you are not alone and there are several resources for how to get started.  

Today’s Caregiver is a magazine and resource hub for all things related to being a caregiver.  They share tips for those beginning the transition into the role of caregiver including: 

  • Learn as much as you can about your loved one’s conditions 
  • Seek support from family and friends to share responsibilities, don’t do it alone  
  • Search for respite care options as you will need breaks  
  • Find a support group to join as a network to turn to when things get tough can make all the difference 
  • Search for apps that can support organizing all the tasks and notes needed for caring for your loved one 
  • Never forget to also take care of yourself 

For more information check out the full article at What the First-time Caregiver Needs to Know – as well as more resources and support groups Home AZ Caregiver – Arizona Caregiver Coalition.

About Care offers a comprehensive list of Resources to support our neighbors and their caregivers.