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"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
-- Helen Keller
Since caregivers are special people, they deserve special resources. We have collected information that will help support you as you care for our elders. The links below provide information ranging from connecting with other caregivers across the country to obtaining tips and tools to effectively care for our elders.
Administration on Aging – National Family Caregiver Support Program
The Caregiver Resource Room is where families, caregivers, and professionals can find information about The National Family Caregiver Support Program, including: where you can turn for support and assistance, and providing services to caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
The Eldercare Locator is a free national service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that helps find resources for older adults in any U.S. community. One phone call or Web site visit provides an instant connection to resources that enable older persons to live independently in their communities. The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. Whether an older person needs help with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator points that person in the right direction. The Eldercare Locator is administered in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Association of State Units on Aging.
Children of Aging Parents
Children of Aging Parents gives caregivers reliable information and sound advice and extends its outreach through new support groups, workshops, and presentations for churches, schools, employers, service clubs, and television audiences.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy. The National Center on Caregiving advances the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country.
National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers. The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally.
Assist Guide Information Services
Assist Guide Information Services provides caregivers with free access to a broad range of worthwhile eldercare information by combining their own content with material from many other unbiased sources.
CT Long-Term Care
This web site provides easy access to comprehensive information on private and public long-term care (LTC) services and supports including: Home Care, Community Care, Housing, and Institutional/Nursing Home Care. Helpful information is available for those who provide care and for people interested in the options for planning for their own future needs.
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