Caregiving Resources

Caregiving Resources

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Elder Care East Valley in Blog, Caregiver Education

AARP Webplace
Web site: http://www.aarp.org/

This site has a caregiving section that discusses caregiving options and includes information on caregiver support, long-term care financing, help with home care, housing options, assistive devices, and caregiving for adult children. Click on “Life Answers” on the main page to access caregiving information.

Caregiving.com
Web site: http://www.caregiving.com

This site is useful for family members and professional health care providers. It offers a monthly “Caregivers! Newsletter” that is full of information about how to handle the new lifestyle caregivers have to cope with. Caregiving.com runs a program called “The School of You” that offers six different classes that focus on the emotional stress on caregivers. This site also offers a weekly tips segment and a support center full of stories written and sent in by caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Web site: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp

This California organization’s Web site has an excellent series of caregiver fact sheets, a statistics and research section with several research articles of interest to caregivers, and the links to other useful resources.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
Web site: http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/

The NFCA site provides caregivers with tips, advocacy updates, as well as information on communicating effectively with healthcare professionals. The site also offers a section on sharing your caregiving story, where family caregivers can write in to share their personal caregiving experience. Additionally, the site provides information on becoming a NFCA member and ordering publications.

National Alliance for Caregiving
Web site: http://www.caregiving.org

The National Alliance for Caregiving provides information on caregiving that includes educational materials for caregivers; national statistics on caregiving; and, through the Family Care Resource Connection, reviews and ratings of over 1,000 books, videos, Web sites, and training materials on caregiving.

Today’s Caregiver
Web site: http://www.caregiver.com

This site, operated by Caregiver Media Group, offers a weekly newsletter, discussion forums and extensive links to specific information resources. The Caregiver Media Group also produces “Today’s Caregiver Magazine” which is the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers. The magazine supports the conferences that Caregiver Media Group hold. The next conference is called the Fearless Caregiver Conference and will be held on October 27th in East Valley, Arizona.

The Well Spouse Foundation
Web site: http://www.wellspouse.org/

This site gives support to husbands, wives and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. They provide a bi-monthly newsletter, “Mainstay;” mutual aid support groups in many areas; letter writing support groups; an annual conference; and other regional and weekend meetings around the country. The organization also works to make health care professionals and the general public aware of the difficulties caregivers face every day.