Resources for Caregivers

Family Caregiving 101

www.familycaregiving101.org

If you're caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled, this site is a good place to start looking for help. Start here to find assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice.

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)

www.caps4caregivers.org

Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.

Eldercare Locator

www.eldercare.gov

The Eldercare Locator is a free public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.

Family Caregiver Alliance

www.caregiver.org

Click on “Caregiving Info & Advice” for a wide range of useful information.

National Alliance for Caregiving / Family Care Resource Connection

www.caregiving.org / www.caregiving.org/fcrc.htm

The National Alliance for Caregiving hosts the Family Care Resource Connection, a clearinghouse for books, videos, Web sites and other materials for family caregivers.

National Family Caregivers Association

www.thefamilycaregiver.org

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one.

Lotsa Helping Hands

www.lotsahelpinghands.com

Lotsa Helping Hands is an online tool that provides a simple, immediate way for friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to assist loved ones in need.

Well Spouse Association

www.wellspouse.org

Well Spouse is a national, nonprofit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.

Respite Care

www.archrespite.org

Respite is temporary relief for caregivers and families who are caring for those with disabilities, chronic or terminal illnesses, or the elderly. This web site is devoted to issues regarding the provision of respite to those caregivers through a variety of means including Federal Legislation.

General Resources

Medicare.gov

www.medicare.gov

Find answers to your questions on Medicare benefits, including information on the new Medicare prescription drug benefit.

Benefits Checkup

www.benefitscheckup.org

Use this free service to find out what state and federal benefits the person you’re caring for should be receiving.

Disease-Specific Resources

These are just a few examples of the many quality sites with information on specific diseases and conditions.  Search online for the name of the disease you’re interested in to find the organization focused on that disease.

ALS Association

www.alsa.org

This site has a special section for caregivers and you can search for local chapters.

Alzheimer’s Association

www.alz.org

Start here to find information on Alzheimer’s disease, local Alzheimer’s Association chapters, and support groups in your area for Alzheimer’s caregivers.

American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org

Here you can learn about a specific cancer or find out what resources are available in your area

National MS Society

www.nmss.org

An excellent source of information for caregivers of someone with MS.

National Stroke Association

www.stroke.org

Visit this site for a wealth of information on dealing with the aftermath of a stroke.

www.WarfarinDosing.org

 

This site helps health care practitioners begin warfarin therapy by estimateing the dose in new patients. The estimates are based on clinical factors and, when available, genotypes of two genes.

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