Consumer Tips

Planning for a Caregiver

According to a recent poll, nearly one in six Americans act as a caregiver for an older family member or loved one. Caregivers provide crucial support in important areas of daily life to individuals who are impaired or aging. Planning for future care is important and necessary.


While a sensitive topic, planning allows everyone involved to define the caregiving arrangement that works best for them, helping to reduce any undue stress or burden. Whether it’s you or a loved one planning for a caregiver, it’s helpful to understand different types of caregiving relationships, what caregivers can do, when one might be needed, and how to choose a caregiver.

Ready to Learn More?

Watch our Planning for a Caregiver module. It's quick and easy. Simply click the yellow button at the bottom of this page. The module will start playing as soon as you arrive on the site. Once you've listened to the introduction, click the arrow to the right of the screen to move through the three different topics:

  • What is a caregiver?
  • When will you need one?
  • What are the characteristics of an ideal caregiver?
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Once you've started the module, you can see captions, adjust volume and pause the module by using the controls at the top right of the screen. You can also select the transcript button to see all of the content from the module.

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