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National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with the National Council on Aging. 13 pages. An overview of falls, how they can be prevented, and a guide for the conversation within the home.
BlueStar’s Dr. Ron Poropatich was the caregiver for his two elderly parents. He wrote this five part checklist for any adult child preparing to care for mom or dad. 3 pages.
From the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. A 12
page special issue of their newsletter, focusing on helping caregivers cope with the difficulties of
From the Family Caregiver Alliance, part of the National Center on Caregiving. 6 pages. A useful summary of caregiving, focusing on IRS—Information, Respite, and Support.
From the Family Caregiver Alliance, part of the National Center on Caregiving. 9 pages. Helpful information on medications, pharmacies, and how caregivers can manage medications for the senior they care for.
From the Family Caregiver Alliance, part of the National Center on Caregiving. 10 pages. This describes the many resources available in the community, and how they can be accessed.
From the Family Caregiver Alliance, part of the National Center on Caregiving. 9 pages. Describes the tell-tale signs of depression in a caregiver, how to potential treat it, and resources available for help.
This website is sponsored by, and all about, Today’s Caregiver, which is a magazine for caregivers. They have conferences, articles, newsletters, and, of course, the magazine! Great content.
AARP is a huge source of information on all things about seniors, and their caregiving pages are no exception. There’s a great “caregiver resource center” which has dozens of articles on financial, legal, medical, in-home care, life-balance, and tools and guides.
Administration for Community Living
The Administration for Community Living is part of the US Department of Heath and Human Services. It works to ensure that seniors and those with disabilities can continue to live at home in their communities, and still receive the support they need.
The ElderCare Locator is a public service of the US Administration on Aging. It connects you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach them by calling 1-800-677-1116. The “Caregiver Corner” section of the site lists info and resources for caregivers.
Lots of great content here– very much worth perusing. CareGiving.com focuses on helping potential caregivers become trained and certified as professional caregivers, and on helping families connect with professional caregivers in their area.
A non-profit site in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. The website says: “HelpGuide helps you help yourself. Start improving your mental health and wellness today.” Good info on aging and caregiving, but not the primary purpose of the site.
National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging is part of the National Institutes of Health, which in turn are part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. A very comprehensive site. Look under “health info”, then “caregiving.”
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
N4A is the “National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.” It helps identify local resources and Agencies for Aging, using the ElderCare Locator of the Association for Community Living. The site is primarily for those who work at these agencies.