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Elder Care Handbook: Helping and Caring for Older Relatives

This handbook offers a comprehensive guide to the services and supports available to older people and their families, with a focus on practical advice for caregivers. It includes information on housing options, nursing home care and community services such as home-delivered meals, home health care and chore services. The handbook also provides information on legal and financial issues such as powers of attorney, Medicare and Medicaid, and offers tips and strategies for coping with the stress that can come with caregiving.

Resources Guides

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Guide for Adults with Special Needs (Downloadable version)

The Department of Defense Guide for Adults with Special Needs provides information and resources to address a wide range of topics regarding adults with special needs. Some sections of this guide are relevant to adult children with a disability while other information may be more appropriate to adults diagnosed with a medical condition. This guide is also intended for use by caregivers.

Toolkits

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Special Care Organizational Record for Adults (Downloadable)

The Special Care Organization Record for Adults is an organizing tool for families with an adult member with special health care needs. It is intended to help track and organize information in one central location and to make it easier for someone to care for your family member when you are unable to do so.

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Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health Care Needs (Downloadable)

The Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health Care Needs is specifically designed as an organizing tool for parents with children with special health care needs. It is intended to help track and organize your child’s information to make it easier for someone to care for your child in your absence.

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Special Needs Parent Toolkit (Downloadable)

The Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared toward helping military families with children with special needs navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support, benefits and entitlements.


Find even more helpful resources and information in the EFMP/Special Needs military life topic area of Military OneSource.


FEATURED PRODUCT

Sesame Street's Little Children, Big Challenges: Resilience "Little Children, Big Challenges" introduces the skills and strategies young children (ages 2 to 5) needed to build resilience and persevere through day-to-day challenges, such as beating the bedtime blues, trying new things and making new friends, and significant transitions and situations, such as mean or aggressive behavior, sibling rivalry and relocation. This bilingual family guide contains tips and strategies and includes a Sesame Street DVD featuring a Muppet story and music videos with real children and families.

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