Knowledge is power. The following resources can help you locate key information and support essential to your well-being and the well-being of your loved ones.
AARP Caregiver Resource Center – Find information on benefits and insurance, legal, and financial information, housing, end-of-life care, a caregiver hotline… and more.
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) – CAN supports the caregivers of loved ones of all ages who are living with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or other frailties.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Multiple resources for caregivers and about caregiving.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) – The FCA has been addressing the needs of families and friends who care loved ones at home since the 1970s. Website offers education, policy and advocacy information, and connects caregivers to online support groups, research registries, and innovative technology products.
Family Caregivers: Disability and Health – The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers tips and resources.
Guide for Family Caregivers – Disability.gov provides links to a wide range of information such as Medicare, local resources, managing medications, and legal issues.
How to Communicate Caregiving Issues – Tips on discussing your concerns with your loved one from Oregon.gov.
Medicare Caregiver Resources – Site includes files and links related to Medicare and websites links to helpful federal offices.
National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) – The NAC supports family caregivers through research such as the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2015” report, advocacy, and resources for both family caregivers and professionals.
National Caregivers Library – Library of resources, checklists, and forms created in response to the family caregiving experiences of Ron Moore, the founder of CarMax.
Next Step in Care (for Family Caregivers) – The United Hospital Fund offers multilingual resources to help family caregivers work with healthcare professionals during times of healthcare transitions from one location and/or level of care to another.
U.S. National Library of Medicine – Multiple resources for and about family caregivers.
VA Caregiver Support – Focused on caregivers of veterans, the site offers practical tools, like a Caregiver Toolbox, for all caregivers. NOTE: Scroll down menu on left side of page to access resources.
Video Caregiving – Terra Nova films offers a series of short videos on topics of interest to family caregivers.