Healthy Living for Later Years: Caregiving
UNL Extension Resources for Older Adults
Caregiving refers to the provision of assistance to another person who is ill, disabled, or needs help with daily activities. It often requires attention to the physical, mental, social, and psychological needs and well-being of both the caregivers and the elderly person requiring care.
Caregiving is a reality confronting many people in our communities today. More than 22.4 million persons are informal caregivers, providing unpaid help to older persons who live in the community. One in four Americans is in a caregiving situation.
Caregiving: Relationship Challenges and Rewards -- Participant Guide, HEF559. This community lesson explores how to provide the best care for elderly or disabled persons while also ensuring that the caregiver's physical and mental health are maintained. Leader Guide also available.
Who Cares For the Caregiver -- Participant Manual, HEF569. Caregiving can be a pleasant, rewarding experience. It also presents challenges. In this community lesson you'll learn about the resources available to you to ensure your health and well-being as well as that of the person in your care. Leader guide also available.