Helpful Websites for Caregivers
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.
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.
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
CANHR publishes fact sheets on a wide range of topics important to long term care consumers, including nursing home information, Medi-Cal eligibility, elder abuse, etc.
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.
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.calvet.ca.gov
California Health & Human Services Agency www.chhs.ca.gov
Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov
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
For a list of fact sheets from the Family Caregiver Alliance, click here.
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