Caregiver Resources

Support for Caregivers – Helpling you help aging relitives
Exceptional Parent Magazine –
Extended Care Information Network.
Lift Caregiving | Simplified Family Caregiver Support, Help and Advice | Caring for Aging Parents
National Caregivers Library
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Family Caregivers Association
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Today’s Caregiver Magazine Online
Well Spouse Foundation – an association of spousal caregivers
Caregiving Resources

Aging With Dignity – Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself.
Alzheimer’s Association
American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Heart Association National Center
American Lung Association
Arthritis Foundation
Carecompare For Families Facing Spinal Cord Injuries
Hospice Foundation of America
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Muscular Dystrophy Association – USA
National Association for Home Care and Hospice ::
National Family Caregivers Association
National Kidney Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Stroke Association
Online Nurse Practitioner Programs – Nursing Resources
Senior Home Referrals and Resources – Senior Seasons
Senior Housing Assistance Group – SHAG – Affordable Senior Housing in Washington State
Transverse Myelitis Association
Care Homes/Homecare

Assisted-Living-List – Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities
Senior Living – An Independent And Complete Senior Living Resource
A Place for Mom! a free referral service helping families find nursing homes, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, retirement communities, and home care.
Assisted Living Directory: Facilities Information, Senior Care Providers
Assisted Living Facilities For Seniors – Nursing Homes, Independent And Assisted Living Facilities
Brandywine Senior Care, Inc. – ventilator care, home healthcare
CiteHealth – Reports & Ratings on Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Other Health Care Providers The Guide to Nursing Facilities
Palliative CareCenter of the North Shore
Special Needs Trust

National Special Needs Network
Conservatorship, Trusts and Wills – for People with Developmental or Other Disabilities
Good Shepherd Fund – Services – Special Needs Trust
Frequently Asked Questions About Special Needs Trusts

This article has 26 comments

  1. I found this resource very interesting and helpful for healthcare professionals when working with caregivers. Caregivers can overgo extensive stress and fatigue in regards to caregiving for their loved one. These resources can provide support to caregivers and allow them to explore the sites and realize they are not alone. There are a wide variety of sites that the caregiver could find helpful and supportive. There are even sites that provide further information for extra help when caregiving and other ideas to deal with stress and fatigue and even suport groups for fellow caregivers!

  2. This a great list of resources for caregivers. Taking care of others can be a difficult task and can be overwhelming. Having resources readily available for caregivers is a great tool to help share tips among caregivers and provide support.

  3. I think this page is a good resource for caregivers to have in order to know what options are available.

  4. This is a very nice list that I can reference in my future as an occupational therapist when I have clients and caregivers in need of more support. It’s nice to know that there are many groups and resources out there that they could connect with so they don’t have to feel alone as they struggle through stressful life events.

  5. Kathryn Roggenbuck
    Thursday 13 March 2014, 1:45 pm | Reply

    I work in an assisted living facility and many of the family members of the residence talk about when they were caring for their parent, spouse, etc. they wished they had resources and support groups. I think that being able to give my future client’s and their caregiver these resources could improve both of their quality of life.


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  8. As a future OT, this website has great information that can be passed onto caregivers of clients in need of more support or for those looking for more information.

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  14. This list is great for caregivers to look at, because it shows them all the different organizations they could go to for guidance. Being a caregiver can be stressful and a lot of work, and i find this site helpful for those caregivers who may need a little extra support.

  15. This is an excellent resource for anyone looking for caregivers or someone looking for information about them. Very well researched and extensive list.

  16. This is a very well thought out list, that gives an immense amount of information for the resources of caregivers. This not only helps current caregivers, but myself as well. I look to obtain a job in the occupational therapy field, and this would be extremely beneficial for me. It is great to know that there are people that put in so much work for the benefits of others.

  17. This resource would be so helpful as a caregiver. Especially since caregivers have the tendency to feel alone and stressed out. Having so many different resources at one’s fingertips could make a caregiver feel supported and taken care of. Caregivers do not have the luxury of time on their hands, so they cannot easily go out and find their own resources/support, nor do they know what is credible. So this is an awesome resource for any caregiver!

  18. This is something that could really help out caregivers. I know how important it is to have others to relate with; this helps caregivers find support and other people who deal with the same things as they do from day to day. I will remember this blog as I progress into my occupational therapy career goal.

  19. This is a great resource for caregivers to have. Caregivers face many challenges and need things like this to manage these challenges. This will be a good list to have when I become an Occupational Therapist for caregivers to refer to.

  20. This provides great information about caregivers and is an excellent resource for caregivers to have. This can ensure they have support in what they do.

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  22. I found this list of care-giver resources particularly interesting because it lists so many options to choose from and sometimes choosing the proper care-giver can be overwhelming for the client and family. I was particularly interested in the Well-Spouses Foundation listing because a lot of the time if the spouse is still present, they take it upon themselves to be the caregiver since no one else knows the client like they do. I think this foundation is a wonderful idea because while the client’s health takes a toll on the client, it also takes a toll on those closest to the client. I think the Well-Spouses Foundation offers a means of support and outlet to spouses who taken the role of caregiver. I feel it is an excellent idea to also support the spouse/caregiver so they can also function in a healthy way.

  23. I thought this of references was very useful! I’ll remember viewing this list when I become an OT.

  24. I wish I would have had these types of resources available when working with at- risk seniors in the non-profit world. There are so many opportunities to connect seniors with services which allow them to age- in -place if at all possible.

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