UNM College of Nursing Offers Web Site for Family Caregivers

The Family Caregiver Project at the UNM College of Nursing announces the unveiling of a web site with resources for family caregivers. The site covers home issues such as expenses and upkeep as well as medical issues including managing medications and using medical equipment.


The web site can be found at: http://hsc.unm.edu/consg/family_caregivers


The web site provides resources for caregivers new to caregiving, stressed working caregivers and representatives of non-profit organizations who say they field many questions from caregivers but do not have the information easily at hand.


Those new to caregiving have told the Family Caregiver Project they don't know where to start when looking for caregiver resources that might help them. The web site is one way to guide them in their search.


Stressed caregivers also report needing a centralized resource guide that will direct them to services and resources. For them, the web site organizes questions as a caregiver might ask them and gives helpful hints related to health care issues and other services.


Non-profit organization representatives and care coordinators have indicated they want easier access to caregiver resources in the county to help answer questions they receive from caregivers. The web site is one way for them to access the information.


The web site was developed in a pilot project funded through the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging as part of the Administration on Aging National Family Caregiver Support Program.


For more information about the Family Caregiver Project or the web site, call Project Manager Linda Petri at 272-1186.


Contact: Lynn Melton, 272-3322

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