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This Week's Carenote - 07/24/12

I am caring for a formerly athletic, robust, middle-aged health care professional whose life changed in one day due to the diagnosis of brain cancer. My life, too, turned upside down.

Here's my question. I have located resources for applying for educational grant aid for cancer patients, but NOT for caregivers who must leave work due to caregiver load. I wish to consider online programs for further education, but where can I find possible financial aid resources?

Thanks so much.

H.

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Name: Beth
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Date: 07/24/2012
Time: 07:46 AM

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You may want to check out the Older Americans Act Title III E National Family Caregiver Support Program services available in your state by contacting your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). You should be able to google and locate the closest AAA and get contact information. They primarily serve seniors (60+) but have lots of resources for caregivers. Best of luck!


Name: Carolyn
Location: Rockville, MD
Date: 07/24/2012
Time: 05:40 AM

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You may be able to identify financial support through two sources: Eldercare Locator (www.eldercare.gov and 800-677-1116) and BenefitsCheckup (www.benefitscheckup.org). Good luck!


 







 

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