Paying Family Caregivers to Reduce Reliance on Nursing Homes
As a result of COVID-19, learn how states are creating new ways to care for older adults at home rather than in long-term care.
Managing Medications: Administering Eye Drops
Eye drops are often prescribed to prevent infection or reduce inflammation. Learn two ways caregivers can help someone put in eye drops.
Managing Medications: Taking an Anticoagulant
Learn the side effects and proper way to take warfarin, a frequently prescribed anticoagulant drug often taken for heart conditions and blood clots.
Managing Medications: Administering Insulin Injections
Detailed instructions for family caregivers who need to help someone administer an insulin injection, a medication used to treat diabetes.
Managing Medications: How to Use an Inhaler
Inhalers must be used correctly to get the maximum benefit from the medication. How caregivers can help others properly use an inhaler.
Personal Stories from Millennial Family Caregivers
One of every four family caregivers is a millennial. AARP held a series of nationwide dinners to meet some of them and hear their stories.
Family Caregiving Series: Pressure Ulcers: Prevention and Skin Care — AARP
This video explains how to avoid pressure ulcers, as well as how to treat the wound if one does occur.
Family Caregiving Series: Caring For and Maintaining Ostomy Bags — AARP
This video shows how to cleanse the skin surrounding an ostomy to prevent skin irritation and pain. We’ll also show you how to change the ostomy pouch.
Family Caregiving Series: Diabetic Foot Care: Treatment and Prevention — AARP
This video shows how to treat diabetic foot wounds, identify signs of infection and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Family Caregiving Series: General Principles of Wound Care — AARP
This video shows how to perform a dressing change, how to identify signs of infection and the best way to dispose of old dressings.
Family Caregiving Series: Caring for Lower Extremity Wounds & Cellulitis — AARP
This video shows how to care for lower extremity wounds, identify signs of infection, and replace a compression sock and bandage. We’ll also give you guidance on how to reduce the risk of recurrence.
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