Caregiver Resource Websites
Through this site, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) contains articles, tools and forums to assist caregivers in navigating the "labyrinth of caregiving".
The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous resources for caregivers; their website includes fact sheets, resource information, publications, and news items related to Alzheimer’s disease. This site also provides links and contact information for regional chapters.
Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) site provides education, peer support and resources to family caregivers. It also provides additional links to other sites. Caregivers will find recent articles from the newsletter, tips, and information about CAN and its programs.
This site offers a discussion forum, blogs, information, and webinars on caregiving.
Family Caregiver Alliance
The Family Caregiver Alliance provides resource and referral information to caregivers. The site features online support groups, and provides information on upcoming tele-workshops for caregivers.
This site helps families choose the right caregiver, as finding someone that suits a family's preferences is crucial. You will find more details in the link above.
Today's Caregiver Magazine
This site is the online homepage for Today’s Caregiver, a magazine devoted to caregiving issues. It contains articles, newsletter archives and a discussion board.
American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging offers educational opportunities, including webinars, on topics related to caregiving, health and aging.
Health Projects Center
The Health Projects Center trains health professionals, provides support for family caregivers, and helps keep seniors living independently in their homes.
National Alliance for Caregiving
This is a coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. The website includes research findings, publications and public policy related to caregiving.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving provides a forum for professional and informal caregivers. Their focus is on bringing attention to caregiving, and providing information to caregivers.
Well Spouse Association
The Well Spouse Association offers support for spousal caregivers. Their web site offers email discussion groups and lists related publications and regional activities.
If you would like to express your opinion on caregiver issues to your elected representatives, you can find contact information on these websites:
California State Assembly www.assembly.ca.gov
California State Senate senate.ca.gov
California Care Network
The California Care Network is a comprehensive, accessible website for people seeking information on long-term care services.
California Health Advocates
This website provides information about Medicare benefits and long-term care for people who live in California.
Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.
Paying for Senior Care
A searchable database of over 400 programs that help pay for or can reduce the cost of care for home care, homes modifications for aging in place or adult day care.
California Department of Aging www.aging.ca.gov
California Department of Health Care Services www.dhcs.ca.gov
California Department of Veterans Affairs www.cdva.ca.gov
California Health & Human Services Agency www.chhs.ca.gov
Administraton on Aging www.aginginplace.org
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services www.cms.gov
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services www.hhs.gov
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov
Websites for Caregivers
This website has videos, articles, and forums for caregivers.
Online Support Groups
Caregiver Discussion Group An unmoderated group for families, partners and other caregivers of adults with disorders such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, brain injury and other chronic debilitating health conditions. The group offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one.
Huntington's Disease & Movement Disorders Discussion Group
This discussion group is specifically for individuals, family members, friends, and professionals who are involved with Huntington's disease or other movement disorders (such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Freidreich's Ataxia).