Family Caregiving for Older Adults

Family caregivers, which include relatives, partners, neighbors, and friends, provide physical, emotional, and financial support to individuals who require assistance because of long-term conditions, disabilities, or frailty.[1] The geriatric population often has an increased need for assistance from family caregivers due to chronic conditions or functional decline.

Providers and health plans that provide services to older adults may need to understand the availability and role of family caregivers, and consider strategies for effectively involving and supporting caregivers in the care plan and delivery of services.

Understanding Family Caregiving for Older Adults

Explore these resources to better understand family caregiving for older adults.

Implementing Family Caregiving Supports

Use these resources to understand the leading practices and techniques for implementing family caregiving supports for older adults in your organization.

[1] AARP Public Policy Institute. (2017). Emerging Innovations in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports for Family Caregiver. Retrieved from: