Being a caregiver can be both challenging and rewarding. Here are some resources that may assist you in this special role.
Administration on Aging offers elders, families, caregivers, and professionals' information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The information will help you become more familiar with issues affecting older adults, and the services and opportunities available to assist them.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for people age 50 and over by leading positive social change and delivering value to people through current information, advocacy and service.
Caring.com helps find and understand your options for a senior living community or in-home care.
Family Caregivers Online is an educational and informational resource for anyone who helps an older spouse, parent, relative, friend, or neighbor; provides online education, FAQs, phone numbers, newsletter articles, and a site for employers and human resource professionals.
Lotsa Helping Hands is a simple, immediate way for friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to assist loved ones in need with an easy-to-use, private group online calendar, specifically designed for organizing helpers, where everyone can pitch in with meals delivery, rides, and other necessary tasks. There is no cost to your family to use this system.
National Center on Caregiving: Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers offering assistance and support through education services and research and valuable resources and publicly-funded caregiver support programs at national, state and local levels.
National Family Caregivers Association supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for over 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one, offers educational materials, tips and guides, for improving the overall quality of life of caregiving families and minimizing the disparities between family caregivers and non-caregivers.
NIH Senior Health is a web site for caregivers managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that provides information about Medicare and other topics important for caregivers to help them with caring for loved ones.
Getpalliativecare.org provides clear, comprehensive palliative care information for people coping with serious, complex illness. Access the Palliative Care Provider Directory of Hospitals. Learn about palliative care and determine whether palliative care might be appropriate for you or a loved one. The site is provided by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).