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Initial Planning Resources

Here are some helpful resources to jump-start early family conversations

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families

A comprehensive brochure developed by the AARP Foundation, with a compendium of useful worksheets and checklists.  The guide can be downloaded from AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center website. ( Scroll down to “Prepare to Care Guide.”)


Let’s Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial and End-of-life Issues

A free brochure from the U.S. Department of  Health and Human Services Eldercare Locator website ( Click Resources, then Consumer Publications, then Brochures. Scroll down to “Let’s Talk.”)


Caregiving with Your Siblings

A tip-filled article on the Family Caregiver Alliance website. ( Click Caregiver Education, then Caregiving Issues and Strategies.)