Caregivers Toolkit

The Caregiver Toolkit was developed to provide resources to caregivers. Click the links below for specific resources based on who you are caring for. Note: The inclusion of non-AOTA items in this resource does not reflect endorsement by AOTA.

Caring for Yourself or Other Caregivers

  • Finding Local Resources
  • Caring for Yourself: Health and Wellness
  • Balancing Work and Caregiving

Caring for a Child

  • General Information and Resources
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida

Caring for Adults and Older Adults

  • Aging in Place
  • Fall Prevention and Home Modification
  • Older Adults and Driving
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Joint Replacement
  • Low Vision
  • Stroke
  • Rehabilitation and Disability

End-of-Life Care

Developed for the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. by:

Maria Cerase, MS, OTR/L

Melissa Allen, MOT, OTRL, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI 

Genna Wallerstein MS, OTR/L, The Newgrange School and Theraplay Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Kristin Zellner, OTD, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Danielle Centi, DrOT, OTR/L, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Chester, NJ

Esmeralda Lizcano, OT student, Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas

Sydney Carnevale, OT student, Touro University Nevada, Henderson, NV

Faith Wilkins, OT student, Touro University Nevada, Henderson, NV

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