CARIE launches New Caregiver Resource!

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter testifying before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on May 26 stated, “I like to say that there are only four kinds of people in the world- those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Caregiving will no doubt touch everyone’s life.  CARIE has always supported caregivers in their vital role especially through our free CARIE LINE service.  Building upon the CARIE LINE model, CARIE has launched CaregiverGPS – The Elder’s Advocate, a web-based resource to help caregivers make decisions about elder care. The website offers several interactive tools to help provide a customized experience for individuals facing a critical transition point in the care of a loved one.  The purpose of CaregiverGPS – The Elder’s Advocate is to offer unbiased guidance based on a caregiver’s unique situation.  It does so by gathering information through an on-site review of the individual’s situation.  Users respond to statements about such things as the level of safety in the loved one’s home, opportunities for social contacts, health and personal care needs, financial resources and existing support system.  CaregiverGPS – The Elder’s Advocate then offers an analysis that considers users’ responses to help them think about options that may be a good fit for their loved one.   Caregivers in need of further assistance can utilize CARIE OnLINE, or may contact a CARIE LINE counselor at 215-545-5728 or 1-800-356-3606. To explore CaregiverGPS -The Elder’s Advocate, visit

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