CarePartners is dedicated to providing support, education and resources to family caregivers and their loves ones. AARP is tirelessly working for Texans age 50+ and their families. AARP helps Texans turn their dreams into real possibilities, works to make communities more livable, fights for retirement security and supports family caregivers. We teamed up to provide several online educational resources including tips for a long-distance caregiver, how to access the AARP Prepare to Care Guide, and several stories from family caregivers about their journeys.
Tips for a Long-Distance Caregiver
Charlene Hunter James, Executive Council President for AARP Texas, and long-distance caregiver shares her personal story about what it is to be a long-distance caregiver. She also gives some advice on how to be the best caregiver even if it’s from a distance.
Prepare to Care: Caregiving 101
AARP Associate State Director Rosalinda Martinez is discussing their free Prepare to Care Guide. Learn how to access various resources and what different questions to think about when beginning your caregiving journey.
AARP Houston volunteer and family caregiver Eddie Orum is sharing his journey as a male caregiver. He talks about how the AARP Prepare to Care Guide helped him and some helpful tips for caregivers amidst COVID-19.
Visit AARP’s website to access Caregiving during the Coronavirus resources at: www.aarp.org/coronavirus
Founded in 1986, CarePartners is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization providing high-quality care for older adults and people with dementia, as well as their caregivers. CarePartners bridges the gap between healthcare and social services by offering nationally recognized programs across Greater Houston which support caregivers’ physical and mental health while accommodating their loved ones’ needs, interests, and abilities. Since the agency’s founding in 1986, CarePartners’ volunteers have delivered more than 3 million hours of free care representing $83.7 million.