Caregivers are family, friends, partners, and neighbors. Spouses, partners, family and friends can be drawn more closely together by their shared concerns and collaborative efforts. With appropriate information and support, caregivers can help their loved ones across their lifespan. As a caregiver it is important to remember that paying attention to your own health and well-being is essential to being able to care for someone else.
This page will provide you more information about care options such as home health services, adult day care, respite care services, caregiver support programs, assisted living facilities, and tips to help care for the caregiver.
A Guide for Caregivers (.pdf)
Practical issues faced by carepartners. Includes resource list.
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, these amended regulations include numerous new or expanded provisions for general nondiscrimination policies including the use of wheelchair and other power-driven mobility devices, the use of service animals, reserving and guaranteeing accessible hotel rooms, selling tickets for wheelchair accessible seating at sporting events and performance venues, as well as guidelines on how the new regulations affect existing facilities.
Someone You Know Has MS: A Book for Families (.pdf)
For children, 5-12. A story about Michael and his family explains MS and explores children’s fears and concerns
When a Parent Has MS: A Teenager's Guide (.pdf)
For older children and teenagers who have a parent with MS. Discusses real issues brought up by real teenagers
PLAINTALK: A Booklet About MS for Families (.pdf)
Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face
Care for the Care Partner (.pdf)
Preventing carepartner burnout