Online Support for the Skilled Work of Caregiving

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 e-books in the King County Library System collection to help guide you through the caregiving journey.

Resources

Family Caregiver Alliance

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)

E-books

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

Videos

Daily Schedules and Caregiving Routines-Available streaming through Access Video. Library card required.

Caring for Mom and Dad- Available streaming through Access Video. Library card required.