Welcome to the eXtension Family Caregiving web resource brought to you by Extension professionals throughout the United States.
As more and more caregivers (family members and other individuals) provide care to adults needing assistance, we hope you’ll “bookmark” this web site so you can access information and resources when answers are needed, regardless of the time of day or your location.
To help you answer your family caregiver questions or concerns, this web site offers frequently asked questions, articles on caregiving topics, learning opportunities through online learning activities and state-specific family caregiver demographic fact sheets.
About eXtension Family Caregiving
We strive to become the “go-to educational web site” for family caregivers as they seek answers to their questions and needs.
To meet the educational and decision-making needs of family caregivers and the professionals who support them by providing evidence (science/research)-based information and learning opportunities through the Internet-based eXtension initiative.
- Create a collaborative educational resource among Extension professionals and other professionals who provide services to family caregivers. This resource will provide valuable educational information that benefits family caregivers.
- Provide appropriate information and learning opportunities that are science-based, peer-reviewed, and timely.
- Partner with individuals and organizations that provided research-based educational resources to family caregivers by linking to their sites and cooperating on the development of new resources.
- Become a resource that shares the family caregiving educational resources available through Cooperative Extension and helps to establish Extension as a national partner in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of family caregiver educational resources.
Extension colleagues from throughout the United States serve on the content groups to develop, adapt, and review frequently asked questions, articles, and online learning activities. They are the persons who keep the site up-to-date with current information and resources. Meet the Family Caregiving Community of Practice Steering Committee.
Please Share Your Thoughts and Ideas With Us
We are anxious to hear from you regarding the site and welcome your feedback. Please send us your comments and suggestions for frequently asked questions, ideas for online learning activities, and suggestions of potential partners and/or web sites we should explore or to which we should connect.