Family caregivers are the backbone of Arizona's long term care system. Providing over 80% of all informal care in our state, there are more than 600,000 Arizonans, providing nearly $7 Billion in unpaid care every year. With such a significant role in our families and health care system, it's important that we take good care of our caregivers. Unfortunately, too many caregivers neglect their own needs while they are caring for a loved one. There are many programs and services available to support caregivers in their important jobs. If you are a family caregiver, or know a family caregiver, we encourage you to check out the following links!
Area Agencies on Aging – Looking for local assistance? Contact your local Area Agency on Aging, regional organizations that can assist you and your family with a multitude of aging-related issues.
Arizona Caregiver Coalition - Provides information, resource links, event listings, and current updates on issues related to caregiving.
Ask Medicare – Visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website specifically designed to help answer questions for caregivers with Medicare.