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Information at your fingertips to help you care for your loved one

Are you the primary caregiver for a loved one or friend? Caregivers are special people who devote a lot of time and effort to make sure their friend or family member gets the care they need and deserve.

At Henry Ford, we believe caregivers are valuable partners with the team that cares for your loved one. That’s why we launched the Family Caregiver Initiative and Caregiver Resource webpage to make your job easier.

Take a moment to review the information below and webpage links on the left to see if any of the services listed can help you care for your loved one.

The CARE Act

There are approximately 2 million unpaid family caregivers in Michigan. Are you one of them?

On April 13th, 2016, Michigan became the 25th state to adopt the CARE Act, which will provide support to unpaid caregivers in Michigan. Under the CARE Act, hospitals will:

  • Allow patients to designate a family caregiver.
  • Notify the family caregiver when the patient is going to be discharged; and
  • Give the family caregiver an opportunity for instruction and demonstration of the medical tasks required when their loved one returns home.

Read more about the Michigan CARE Act, and watch this short video to learn how this act will help caregivers get the support they need when taking care of a loved one.

Caregiver tips from experienced caregivers

View these short videos to discover the many resources available to caregivers, hear personal stories of caregivers, and learn how taking the time to care for yourself is not only good for you but can make you a better caregiver.

The Role of the Caregiver

Who is a caregiver and what do they do? Learn about the importance of caring for a loved one and the resources available to help you do just that.

The Voice of the Caregiver

Learn about caregiving through personal stories from actual caregivers and the resources available for them.

Caring for Yourself

Keeping it together and building a team are just two essential skills that a caregiver needs to possess. Learn about the resources available to caregivers.

Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) has provided this website as a starting point to find helpful and supportive services. Many of these resources are services that are owned or operated by HFHS, and other services are listed as a courtesy for your convenience. Any decision to use a non-HFHS service should be based on your personal evaluation.

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