Caregiving Resources

Are you a caregiver?  Have you been a caregiver?  Do you anticipate becoming a caregiver in the future?  Do you anticipate you may need the help of a caregiver in your future?  

The information on the following websites may be useful to you. 

Work and Family Researchers Network defines Caregiving as:

"Caregiving is the act of providing unpaid assistance and support to family members or acquaintances who have physical, psychological, or developmental needs. Caring for others generally takes on three forms: instrumental, emotional, and informational caring. Instrumental help includes activities such as shopping for someone who is disabled or cleaning for an elderly parent. Caregiving also involves a great deal of emotional support, which may include listening, counseling, and companionship. Finally, part of caring for others may be informational in nature, such as learning how to alter the living environment of someone in the first stages of dementia.

Sociologists generally limit their discussion of caregiving to unpaid workers. Caregivers are typically family members, friends, and neighbors. Sometimes caregiving is done by those affiliated with religious institutions. While caregiving of all types is also done by paid workers such as nurses, social workers, and counselors, this is paid work, and thus is not in the same category. Caregiving rarely refers to the daily care that parents provide for their children, because this is classified as parenting; however, caring for an adult disabled daughter would be considered caregiving because it is outside of the norm of expectations for older adults." (Drentea, 2007)

Here is a link to the New Mexico Department of Aging and Long-term Services.

Assisted Living Research Institute (, an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand actionable guides and resources. Assisted Living Resources

It is not all inclusive of available information, and First Presbyterian Church accepts no liability for the information contained here.


A Caregivers Guide to Medicare

Addiction Resource and COVID19 This is a collecttion of essential information in spreading awareness about addiction recovery, which is very important at the time of COVID-19, quarantine, and mass panic.
Now, you can find a lot of information on COVID-19 on the Internet: how to protect yourself, what to do after the first symptoms, how to get help. Unfortunately, there is nothing about treating substance abuse addiction during the pandemic. That is why addicted people may cancel their treatment or not even begin it, not knowing what to do. However, addiction recovery can not be paused.
The article doesn't promote any specific clinic or services. It explains step by step what to do at the time of pandemic if you or your loved ones have an addiction.
Meals on Wheels

Senior Safety Reviews:  Checklist for Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

Fall Prevention

Alzheimers and/or Dentia

Senior Care Affordability and Financial Resource in Albuquerque Guide

Simple Home Fixes to Ease Parenting with Disabilities

The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities & Challenges

Note: This is quite long, but it’s a fantastic booklet with activity sheets that children and their parents can use together. It’s really well-made!

Parenting with Disabilities: A Guide to Home Modifications

How Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities Works

The Guide To Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease

Long-term Disability vs. Short-term Disability Explained

Understanding Disability Insurance

Substance Abuse and Disability

The Caregiver's Guide to Overdose Response for Disabled Patients

Substance Use Disorders in People With Physical and Sensory Disabilities

Substance Use Disorder Treatment For People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Home Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Recovery

Substance Abuse and Physical Disability

A detailed and impartial guide on medical alert systems which includes reviews of the leading brands -

Guide from the National Council for Home Safety and Security

Making your house wheel chair accessable:

It is not all inclusive of available information, and First Presbyterian Church accepts no liability for the information contained here.