Family Caregiver Resources

ABCs of Respite: A consumer Guide for Family Caregivers

This updated guide is useful for family caregivers or those who assist them to become familiar with respite, the types of services available, and funding sources. It provides guidance on assessing personal needs for respite; finding, hiring and training respite providers; and links to other useful resources. State Respite Coalitions, State Lifespan Respite Programs, or local agencies and programs, can use the document in caregiver training or public awareness activities by supplementing it with information about their own state resources.

Baby Boomers Making Serious Financial Sacrifices to be Caregivers

"While it's one thing to cut back on discretionary spending and travel, it's another thing to reduce one's working hours or stop working completely. Either move could result in some serious financial upheaval.

Another disturbing stat? An estimated 30% of middle-income baby boomers who are already caregivers have taken withdrawals from their retirement savings to pay for healthcare expenses.

Creating a Daily Plan Can Help Caregivers and People with Alzheimer's

Daily routines can be helpful for both caregivers and people living with Alzheimer's disease. A planned day allows you to spend less time trying to figure out what to do and more time on activities that provide meaning and enjoyment.

Even Caregivers of Livestock Need Respite, Too

Even Caregivers of Livestock Need Respite Too

Nebraska Family Caregiver Support Lifespan Respite Network

Taking care of yourself-is one of the best ways to help your loved one! In this brochure you will find information on connecting with a Respite Coordinator.

Nebraska Legislature Caregiving Bills – 2019 Session

Read about the Legislative Bills being proposed.

On Pins and Needles

Caregivers of Adults with Mental Illness: A national study on mental health caregiving conducted with the assistance of NAMI and Mental Health America. Footer

Resource List for Military Families

A list of Programs and Organizations for Military Families with contact numbers, websites, and remarks.

Self-Assessments and Discussion groups

Complete a self-assessment to locate resources and/or service providers based on your needs or find additional support via disscussion groups.

The Respite Care Notebook

This tool can help guide the respite care provider in caring for your child. It includes fully customizable forms where you can fill out information about your child that the respite care provider should know.

VA Family and Caregiver Resources

VA Caregiver Support Resources

Building Better Caregivers –

We Care for Those Who Care for Others

What is Respite? What is the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network? Find out in this brochure.