Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers is designed to assist those caring for an older adult. Caregivers can include spouses, adult children, family members, neighbors and friends. This guide provides the framework for helping caregivers understand a variety of issues while planning for and with an older adult. Our hope is that you'll find this information useful as you navigate the caregiving journey.

To purchase a printed copy of Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers, contact COA at 615-353-4235.

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“Let us take care of the children, for they have a long way to go.

Let us take care of the elders, for they have come a long way.

Let us take care of those in between, for they are doing the work.” –African Proverb