The job of caregiving contains several roles, each with its own unique skills. These skills include driving, accounting, translating medical information, researching living arrangements, appointment scheduling, organizing legal paperwork, connecting to community resources, being a good friend, and so much more.
Caregiving requires a lot of learning and support. Below are links to online resources and eBooks in the King County Library System collection to help guide you through the caregiving journey.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Caregiver Resources
Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA)
Washington Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA)
Caregiver's Survival Guide; Caring for Yourself While Caring for A Loved One by Robert Yonover
How to Be A Friend to A Friend Who's Sick by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You by Jane Heller
A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits by Jane Heller
A Bittersweet Season by Jane Gross
Caring for Our Aging Parents-- and Ourselves by Jane Gross