Ask Denise: How Do I Find a Good Caregiver for My Mom?

Dear Denise,

How do I find a support group? I am also in need of a good caregiver for my mom who lives with me. Any direction you can provide would be appreciated.


This article has suggestions and links to resources on finding a caregiver.

And, these sites include directories of caregivers for hire:

We have online support groups; we’d love for you to join; details are here.

You also can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to find out about local programs to help family caregivers, including support groups. For a referral to your local Area Agency on Aging, visit

Hope this helps!

Stumped by an on-going struggle? Searching for meaning in your journey? You’re not alone! Family caregivers ask Denise M. Brown, Editor and Publisher,, for her insights and suggestions to their caregiving conundrums. Have a question for Denise? Just e-mail her. Denise will do her best to answer questions within 24 hours. If you or your caree are in a crisis, we urge you to call a health care professional immediately for assistance. Denise only provides general insights about general situations. You should always consult your own lawyer, financial planner, health care professional and other professional advisors for advice specific to your situation.


About Denise

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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