Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Working Together

Care at Home

What You Need to Know

Caring for people in their homes (or in your home) has special challenges. Isolation, cramped rooms and doorways, steps, individual personalities and histories, reduced services, and balancing caregiving with work and other relationships and responsibilities are not all "fixable." These Next Step in care guides and forms can help you, the family caregiver, manage these challenges.

The First Step in Care: Becoming a Family Caregiver

A Family Caregiver's Planner for Care at Home

LGBT Caregiving

Advance Directives

Care Coordination

Hospice and Palliative Care

Durable Medical Equipment

Health Care:

HIPAA: Questions and Answers for Family Caregivers

Doctor Visits

Urgent Care Centers

Emergency Room (ER) Visits

Keeping organized:

Your Family Member's Personal Health Record

A Family Caregiver's Planner for Care at Home

Medication Management

Medication Management Form

Home Care:

Home Care: A Family Caregiver's Guide

Working with Home Health Aides

When Home Care Ends


As you think about the next steps, guides in these other categories may also help:

The Hospital           Discharge Planning

Rehabilitation and Subacute Care          Outpatient Care

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