6 Helpful Online Tools for Caregivers from Genworth and AARP

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6 Helpful Online Tools for Caregivers from Genworth and AARP

Caregivers need good information from reliable sources. One way to find out about caregiving and long-term care and test your knowledge in these areas is to use the helpful and free online tools available on Genworth's websites and AARP's websites.

Online Tools from Genworth

1.  Nationwide Cost of Care Map

Find long-term care costs where you live by using Genworth's Cost of Care Map. You can select one or more types of care including in-home care, adult day care, assisted living, and nursing homes and choose annual, monthly or daily care to calculate cost. If you want to compare the cost of care in two or three locations, you can do that too!

2.  Care Provider Search

At some point in your caregiving journey, you may need a professional partner. With Care Provider Search at AARP® Caregiving Help and Advice from Genworth, you can access one of the largest long-term care databases in the world, with over 90,000 providers, including in-home care and public programs, and learn about local services where you live.

3.  Home Safety Checklists

Conduct a safety check of your home or your parent's home using Genworth's Home Safety Checklists. These home safety tips can help your loved ones remain safe at home for as long as possible. You can pick and choose among checklists that cover fall prevention, lighting, bathrooms, phones, medications, fire protection, the home, and weather.

Online Tools from AARP

4.  AARP Retirement Calculator

Estimate your income and expenses in retirement with the AARP Retirement Calculator. Use the Calculator to plan your financial future so you can retire when and how you want. You've got options. This calculator will help you discover what they are.

5Quiz: Are You Ready for Your Future?

This easy tool will help you assess how well-prepared you are in four key areas of your life and will show you what to focus on as you develop a plan for your long-term needs and desires. Find out how prepared you are in home and community, health, finances, and legal issues.

6.  AARP Foundation GrandCare Support Locator

GrandCare Support Locator, a service of the AARP Foundation, connects grandparents with national, state and local groups, programs, resources and services that support grandparents or other relative caregivers as well as grandparents facing visitation issues.

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