Here are some helpful resources every caregiver should know.
Administration on Aging
National and regional resources including the Eldercare Locator, a database of local agencies.
End-to-end support for caregivers to Alzheimer's patients.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Information, education, research and advocacy for caregivers.
Children of Aging Parents
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the 34 million people who are caring for an elderly person. The website provides links to support groups, a newsletter and more.
National Council on Aging
Network of 14,000 organizations including senior centers, adult day care, senior housing, employment consumer groups and faith based services. The NCOA also runs benefitscheckup.org, a site that guides seniors on eligibility for state and federal programs.
Hospice Foundation of America
Assistance with coping with terminal care and grief.
National Association for Senior Move Managers
Dedicated to helping caregivers deal with the emotional and physical issues of moves for the elderly.
Non-profit organization addressing the needs of people 50 and older.
Non-profit organization for assistance with Medicare issues.
National Family Caregiver's Association (NFCA)
Providing education, resources, support and community to family caregivers across the life span.
National Adult Day Services Association
Focuses on health, therapeutic and social services for the elderly.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Works to provide quality long term care and recognition of the issues in caregiving.
Well Spouse Association
Provides support for wives, husbands and partners of the chronically ill or disabled.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Nation support for caregivers with emphasis on political action.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National consumer initiative to improve the end of life, supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Lotsa Helping Hands
Create a network of volunteers and organize help for caregivers in a community.
Social Security Online
Official site of U.S. Social Security Administration. Forms, tools and helpline information.
Offers a continuum of eldercare services through a membership of 5700 organizations.
ARCH National Respite Network
Provides information and a national respite locater for caregivers.
Features consumer ratings and reviews of nursing homes, assisted living, retirement communities, and home health care agencies.