45% Of Caregivers Are Men, Who Qualify For Benefits And Real People Support

Agencies and private firms are rolling out new tools and services to help men taking on the role of family caregiver, many of whom are still trying to hang on to their jobs.

The National Council on Aging develop a free service (benefitscheckup.org) designed to help adults 55 and older tap government and private programs to help them pay for prescription drugs, health care, in-home services and other needs.

Adult-child caregivers have found it helpful to identify services quickly for which elderly parents in declining health could qualify.

War-time veterans who served at least 90 days of active military service can go to va.gov. Next, click on "locations" and then "State Veterans Affairs offices."

A number of caregiver support groups made up mainly of men are listed in the support group locator at caregiver.com.