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Helpful websites for family caregivers:

The Aid and Attendance Program of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs

AARP Caregiving Website

AbleData provides information about assistive technology.

Administration for Community Living is a federal program that seeks to help people stay in their homes as they age. The site links to information about community resources, Medicare, and planning for longterm care.  

AgingCare.com connects people caring for aging parents.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Center provides resources from the Alzheimer’s Association, a leading U.S. organization for advocacy, information, and support around Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

American Cancer Society’s website for family caregivers

Arch National Respite Network and Resource Center helps caregivers find access to respite, time to recuperate and rest.

Because We Care is the U.S. Administration on Aging’s guide to caregiving.

Caregiver.com provides resources and helps caregivers connect.

Caregiver Action Network seeks to empower and assist family caregivers.

The Caregiver Space provides free information, support, and community to caregivers of all kinds.

Caregiving.com: “Caring for you as you care for family and friends.” Community, advice, a virtual shoulder to lean on.

Caring.com also provides community and resources to family caregivers.

Caring Connections focuses on helping caregivers navigate the last stage of life.

The Conversation Project encourages and helps people to discuss their late-life and end-of-life wishes.

The federal government’s Eldercare Locator helps with finding long-term care.

Elder Law Answers is a resource for those dealing with long-term care planning.

Family Caregiving Extension: another resource for caregiving families, including info for military families.

Family Caregiver Alliance provides caregiver advice, community, and info about policy. The site includes the Family Care Navigator.

Lotsa Helping Hands provides tools for creating a caregiving community, enlisting help, keeping track of tasks, and more.

Comprehensive information about Medicaid can be found here.

Medical privacy rules: The Department of Health and Human Services provides this page of information about communication between doctor and family caregiver.

Morningside Ministries offers training and education for caregivers.

PBS’s site on Caring for Your Parents, including a Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a training program designed to help caregivers take care of themselves, avoid stress, and communicate effectively.

This page on the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving website has an extensive list of resources.

The Safe Living Guide from the Rosalynn Carter Institute on Caregiving provides tips for keeping the elderly safe at home.

SeniorLiving.org: “an unbiased guide to senior living and retirement.”

Village to Village Network provides information about “villages,” which are grassroots, neighborhood-based, volunteer-supported organizations that help people stay at home as they age.

The Well Spouse Association provides support to people whose spouses are ill and/or disabled.

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