The bad news about being a caregiver is that it’s a tough job! The good news is that there are lots of means of support to the hard-working caregiver. Websites, support lines, mobile apps, communications forums– they’re listed below. If you find another source of support, e-mail us and we’ll add it to the list!
Free Support Services
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 caregiving.
From the Family Caregiver Alliance, part of the National Center for Caregiving. 10 pages. This describes the many resources available to assist caregivers in any community, and how they can be accessed.
From the Family Caregiver Alliance, part of the National Center for Caregiving. 9 pages. Describes the tell-tale signs of depression in a caregiver, how to potentially treat it, and the resources available for help.
Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network, part of the National Family Caregivers Association, is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers. They staff a free caregiver help desk, which can be reached by phone, online chat, or e-mail.
Senior Living is a comprehensive directory of senior resources, including senior living, health and care, safety, money management, and more. It has a broad list of experts who provide updated content. A useful tool for the caregiver caring for a senior.
The Caregiving Club
The Caregiving Club is led and produced by Sherri Snelling, who is a recognized expert and leader in the caregiving industry. It has plenty of articles and webinars, and promises a future online TV show for caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance
This is the website of the Family Caregiver Alliance and the National Center on Caregiving. It is chock-full of information. It helps connects caregivers to local caregiver groups. Great FAQ. A must-visit site.