In honor of all the many caregivers out there, I researched the following resources. It is worth the time in a busy schedule to learn more about the job of caregiving. Many tips, helpful information and support can be found below. They are all so overwhelmingly outstanding, I couldn’t decide which order to put them in!
Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving – provides simply put a wealth of caregiver education and information, has an impressive list services available presented in a searchable database, research, advocacy, newsletter, a so much more at: https://caregiver.org/about-fca. Superior resource with a ton of information with each click.
AARP Caregiving Resource Center – another magnificent resource for caregivers with calculators, caregiver issues, latest news and new articles, finding a provider for various living situations, planning, insurance, legal, caring for yourself, end of life care, grief & loss and so much more. Wow. Another outstanding site! http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/?intcmp=AE-HF-CRC-TERTNAV-HOME.
National Alliance for Caregiving – “a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge” http://www.caregiving.org. They have an extensive list of resources to assist caregivers at http://www.caregiving.org/resources/general-caregiving.
The Huffington Post – November 24, 2014 – a collection of articles on caregiver issues http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/national-family-caregivers-month/.
HelpGuide.org: A Trusted Non-Profit Resource – an excellent resource for caregivers to learn more about how to help their loved ones and themselves, a must read at: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/caregiving/caregiving-support-and-help.htm, especially their “8 Words of Advice” at: http://www.caregiverstress.com/stress-management/caregiving-tips-pros-8-words-advice/.
Caregiver Action Network – CAN – a forum, current and former caregiver volunteers help align caregivers with resources, a toolbox of resources and information can be found at: http://www.caregiveraction.org/resources/toolbox/, 10 tips for family caregivers, and a list of other agencies and organizations can all be found at: http://www.caregiveraction.org/resources.
So I have reviewed only a few website but have found a wealth of information out there on every issue under the sun. If you don’t find it on one site, it is definitely on another. I encourage my readers in need of information on caregiving to give all of the sites a bit of your time. They are worth it!