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Resources for Family Caregiving

  1. Caregiver Statistics from NC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey(BRFSS)
  2. Demographics and Planning Data
  3. American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
    Information for both caregivers and care recipients; includes depression and dementia fact sheets, resources for caregivers, and the latest caregiver research.
  4. AARP
    This organization offers many resources for caregivers including fact sheets on various topics such as long distance caregiving, working caregivers, hiring a home health aide, and taking care of yourself.
  5. Children of Aging Parents
    Information and online support groups to caregivers of older people for issues such as finding the right care, paying for care, and specific elder care situations.
  6. Family Caregiver Alliance
    This website offers a mix of practical, hands-on information for caregivers to assist in care, planning, stress relief, and locating and using community resources, along with a clearinghouse of research findings and trends, information on specific diagnosis of cognitive disorders, statistics on long term care, policy issues, and recommended readings.
  7. The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is a grassroots organization created to empower, educate, support, and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family care givers.
  8. National Alliance for Caregiving
    The NAC is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing the public awareness of issuesfacing family caregivers. The site provides several national caregiver surveys.
  9. Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)
    This site is offered by the Institute's Alzheimer's disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) and contains an information and referral section for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.
  10. Resource Directory for Older People
    Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116.
  11. National Alzheimer’s Association
    This world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support works to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers. Federal Update
  12. Wellspouse
    Virtual support community for spouses of the frail elderly with, including message boards and live Internet chats with other spouse caregivers.
  13. Paid Family Medical Leave
  14. Lifespan Respite Care
  15. NC Cooperative Extension
  16. Duke Alzheimer’s Family Support Program
  17. The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care
  18. BenefitsCheckUp
    Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation's most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors.
  19. Medicare Basics: A Guide for Caregivers
  20. Disease-Specific Resources

Last updated December 11, 2014