Marking caregiving decisions is difficult. Deciding if a relative is ready for additional help, evaluating health issues, checking finances, and finding the right facility take time and patience.
The National Caregivers Library was created by FamilyCare America, Inc. and is one of the largest single sources of information and tools for caregivers and seniors in the country.
The site provides guidelines for housing, health, and legal issues as well as ways for caregives to pay attention to their emotional needs and well being.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has a site for Nursing Homes in Illinois and shares criteria to select a nursing home, level of care expected, patient resident rights, and a Health Care Worker Registry.