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Support Resources

The Krames Health Library provides access to articles and fact sheets on health topics. Search health topics, such as cold or flu symptoms, dementia, and diabetes.

MHS Health offers a free 24-hour nurse advice line that is available in Spanish and English. Our nurses can answer your general health questions and give you advice about where to go for care. Call 1-800-280-2348.

Caregiving Glossary

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Coping with Challenging Behaviors

Legal topics to consider

Legal Issues - Family Caregivers Online

End of Life

End of Life Issues - Family Caregivers Online

Housing

Housing Options and Long Term Care - Family Caregivers Online

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Crisis Call Center

Compassionate assistance to people in any type of crisis - 1-775-784-8090 or 1-800-273-8255

Friendship Line

A crisis hotline and a warmline for non-urgent calls. This line provides support services such as:

  • Suicide prevention
  • Emotional support
  • Elder abuse prevention and therapy
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support
  • Information and referrals for older adults or adults with disabilities - 1-800-971-0016

Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Support Line

1-800-272-3900

211 Program
2-1-1 Get Connected. Get Answers.

The 2-1-1 program is a free, private service to help find local resources, including:

  • Food and nutrition programs
  • Shelter and housing resources
  • Utilities support
  • Disaster relief
  • Employment
  • Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • Reentry support for ex-offenders
  • Support groups
  • Safe help out of an abusive situation

Call 2-1-1 to speak with a service expert in your area.

Caring for someone is rarely easy and can take much of your time.  To help care for a loved one, caregivers need to make time to care for themselves.

Keep in mind the tips below to help you take care of yourself:

  • No one is perfect.  You will make mistakes.
  • Many emotions surface when you are caring for another.
  • Depression is a common experience while caregiving.
  • Give yourself and your loved one honest expectations.
  • Use the info and resources available to you.
  • Know the skills needed to care for your loved one. Be honest about what you can and cannot do.
  • Learn to say No.
  • Take help from others.
  • Be resilient.
  • Know your own stress triggers.
  • For successful coping:
    • Eat right
    • Exercise
    • Sleep

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers Fact Sheet

Nutrition Resources

Nutrition.gov

Other Resources