Resources and tools for caregivers

How Educators Can Support Young Caregivers

As the population of young caregivers continues to grow, so does the need for those who work closely with young people to not only increase their awareness of young caregivers, but to also understand how to support them. While many of our resources here at Caregiver Collaborative have been aimed at supporting caregivers themselves, I think it’s just as important for us to provide resources that caregivers and their families can

Let Kids Be Kids: How Parents with Disabilities Can Avoid Parentification of Their Kids

I’ll admit that I sometimes wonder if it’s possible in the United States for parents with disabilities, chronic illness, or other challenges to completely avoid parentification of children living in their house. Even if you can afford paid caregivers or other luxuries that may make it easier for families to not engage their kids in things like bathing or toileting, the reality is that circumstances often require kids to grow up more quickly than their peers. That said, there are a few things that families in these situations can do to avoid, or at least minimize, parentification of kids.

13 of the Best Gifts to Give the Caregiver in Your Life

Like it or not, the holiday season has officially begun. Starbucks released their holiday cup, Target is full of all things Christmas, and stores across the country are trying to lure folks in by rolling out “Black Friday” sales earlier than ever this year. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the caregiver in your life, look no further! We’ve got 13 great ideas to inspire you this gifting season.

Insurance Ins & Outs and 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Plan

If you want to close your computer and run away when you hear the word “insurance” you aren’t alone. Many people find the world of insurance complex, confusing, and frustrating. We want to simplify the process and help you better understand your options. You can learn from Laura’s experience as a social worker who has helped many people select the right health plan. Plus, there are 5 tips to help you make the right choice.