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National Home Health Care Month

Tips & Guides

Tips & Guides

Over the years, NFCA has developed a number of Tip Sheets and How-To Guides to help family caregivers deal with the emotional and practical sides of caregiving.

The following documents are in .pdf format. You must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view and print these documents. The latest version of the Acrobat Reader is available free of charge by clicking:

10 Tips for Family Caregivers*
10 Tips for Family Caregivers SPANISH*
A Home Healthcare Primer
A Support Group Guide
Caregiver Self- Advocacy: 4 Messages to Live By*
Care Management Techniques You Can Use*
Choosing a Nursing Home, A Caregiver's Guide
Choosing to Take Charge*
Defining the Help You Need*
Improving Doctor Caregiver Communications*
Telephone Techniques for Family Caregivers*
When Your Loved One is Hospitalized*
When Your Loved One Isn't Very Lovable
The Stress of Family Caregiving

Communicating Effectively with Healthcare Professionals:


Checklists for Healthcare Encounters
Medical Record Form to Keep Track of All Medications From the SOS Rx Coalition
How to Communicate your Loved One's Symptoms in a Crisis
How to Communicate with Insurance Personnel
Questions to ask your Healthcare Provider
How to Communicate your Loved One's Needs about Well-being, Pain and More


Tips and Guides noted with an * are available as printed pamphlets.

Sources: National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

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