Caregiver Resources

Download Carewell's free guide to Nutrition & Feeding, created to help caregivers navigate common challenges around mealtimes.

Download Our FREE Guide to Nutrition & Feeding

Posted by Carewell Team on Thu Apr 18 2024

We created our Nutrition & Feeding guide for family caregivers who support loved ones with unique nutritional needs. Providing healthy, balanced snack and meal options is essential, but that’s often easier said than done. For instance, if your loved one has chewing and swallowing difficulties, they might benefit from food and beverage thickeners. But if you’ve never heard of these products or aren’t familiar with how they work, making the right choice can be overwhelming.Read More

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Understanding the Difference Between an HSA and FSA + How to Use These Accounts to Purchase Caregiving Supplies

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Apr 16 2024

If your family has recurring medical expenses, you’ve probably considered investing in a tax-advantaged account, like a health savings account (HSA) or a flexible spending account (FSA). Both HSAs and FSAs can help you save money on medical care and supplies, but each has distinct differences. To learn more, we connected with several financial experts. Here, we compare and contrast HSAs and FSAs and provide tips for shopping with either.Read More

Anica, her mother, and her daughter.

Caregiver Spotlight April 2024: Anica L.

Posted by Carewell Team on Fri Apr 12 2024

Meet Anica L, our Caregiver Spotlight winner for April. Anica is a solo mother by choice, raising her young daughter while also acting as the primary caregiver for her mother Barbara who has Alzheimer’s and Dementia. On top of that, Anica also works full-time as a family therapist. Between work, parenting, and caregiving, there’s rarely room for much else in her life. Yet Anica considers caregiving an empowering, and deeply meaningful experience that’s created a new and unexpected connection with her mother. But that’s not to say that there haven’t been incredible hardships along the way. Read More

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Celebrating Earth Day: Carewell's Best Products for Getting Outside and Enjoying Mother Nature

Posted by Chad Birt on Tue Apr 09 2024

Earth Day is April 22nd and there’s no better time to get outside and enjoy the beauty our planet has to offer. Going outdoors presents an opportunity to bask in the sun, soak in vitamin D, and socialize with others, but if your loved one has low mobility or underlying medical issues like incontinence, it can also present challenges. To make things easier, we’ve created a shoppable list of our favorite products that make it more comfortable (and safe) for you and your loved ones to venture outdoors. From incontinence products and mobility devices to snacks and hydration, this checklist has everything you need to make this Earth Day your best one yet!Read More