Many caregivers are thrust into their role without any advance warning and they may not know where to turn for help. These resources can help caregivers address some of the issues that may be facing them, and help guide them so they and their loved one receive the best possible care.
Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and care navigator tools.
The U.S. government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A community of supportive individuals caring for a family member or friend, who cares for members before, during and after caregiving. Create a free account to join daily, weekly and monthly chats and to connect with others who understand.
This public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connects you to services for older adults and their families.
This official U.S. government site for Medicare provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.
A nonprofit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
A federal insurance program that, among other services, provides benefits to retired people and those who are unemployed or disabled.
Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line and provides programs available both in and out of your home.
This article originally appeared in Everyday Compassion magazine. To browse full issues of the magazine, click here.