Caregiving Resources

Caregiving Research & General Information

AARP: Caregiving:

Information from AARP on caregivers, some specific to particular states, including information for grandparents acting as caregivers to grandchildren.


National Alliance for Caregiving

A nonprofit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation and advocacy. WISER is a proud member of the Alliance.

Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 is a joint research study between the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP providing new insights into higher-hour caregivers (at least 21 hours of care a week), caregivers ages 75 and older, multicultural caregivers (including African American/black, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian American/Pacific Islander populations), and the challenges facing caregivers in the workplace.  

For Caregivers and Their Families

The 2015 White House Conference on Aging has compiled a list of federal resources to help caregivers and their families. Visit the website or download the guide as a PDF

Ask Medicare:

An online resource designed to help caregivers make informed health decisions with a recently added Caregiver Resource Kit. 

Care For The Family Caregiver- A Place To Start:

A booklet for family caregivers that provides an overview on individual caregiving stories, the basics of caregiving, tips, training, legal and financial issues, and resources for help

Caring.com:
 

Caring.com provides the practical information, easy-to-use tools, and personal support caregivers need

Caregiverlist.com

An informative website that answers all the questions both Adult Children and Seniors ask when they need a solution for their care needs. Allows individuals to share their caregiving experiences with others and to learn about various care options, along with the costs for each, so they can best choose the road they would like to take.Disability.gov

Disability.gov 

Collection of government, academic, and non-profit resources for caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance:

Support and information for family and professional caregivers. SafeBeyond

SafeBeyond

Safe Beyond provides a unique and user-friendly platform for the management and distribution of a user's digital data and virtual legacy after he or she passes away.

The First Step in Care: Becoming a Family Caregiver:

This guide offers nine practical first steps new caregivers should take and advice for pacing oneself for the long term. 

Well Spouse Association

Peer support and education for spousal caregivers. 

 


Health Information for Caregivers

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center:

A service of the National Institute on Aging.

Alzheimer's Association:

Research and practical advice for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.


American Geriatric Society:

This non-profit offers useful information and research on the practice of geriatrics healthcare.


Care.com:

Home Health Aides, Nurses, and In-Home Senior Care Providers.


Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving:

Resources supporting individuals and caregivers coping with chronic illness and disability across their lifespan as well as limitations due to aging.

Steps and Stages

Caring.com's new free weekly guide providing family caregivers with expert guidance and community support specific to their loved one's stage of Alzheimer's.

 


Living and Care Resources

Caring Connections:

A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) providing information and resources to improve care at the end of life.


Full Circle of Care:

Provides you with support, education, information, and assistance needed to support your efforts to keep your older family members living at home in a secure and loving environment for as long as possible.

Genworth Financial Cost of Care:

Compare cost of nursing home, assisted living, home health aides, etc., on a state-by-state basis.

 

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