Caregiving is no easy task, and many have been seeking online resources to help them through the emotional battle they may face on a daily basis.
Caring.com recently announced that their online resource, Steps & Stages, has been growing dramatically in popularity as it helps caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. It provides a free care guide, support groups and stage-based newsletters.
"The journey for an Alzheimer's caregiver can be overwhelming and lonely. When you hear that a loved one has Alzheimer's, you don't know where to turn, what to do, or what lies ahead," said Andy Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Caring.com. "Steps & Stages has made this difficult process easier and more manageable for thousands of caregivers. The rapid growth of Steps & Stages validates the importance of getting information and support from those who truly understand the Alzheimer's caregiving experience."
Those caregivers who feel as if their home care is not enough for their loved one may want to look into a retirement living community where the senior will be around friends and have the around-the-clock care that they may need.