There are many resources available for caregivers. In addition to those listed below, your local library is a good source of information. Many libraries offer disease-specific articles and publications, information about community resources, and access to the internet.
Organizations and Internet Resources:
National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895
Friends Health Connection
PO Box 114
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Info: Links persons with illness or disability and their family caregivers with others experiencing the same challenges.
Well Spouse Foundation
30 East 40th Street PH
New York, NY 10016
Info: A national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to husbands, wives and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. They offer support group information for spouses.
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)
PO Box 167
Richboro, PA 18954
Info:CAPS assist caregivers of the elderly with information and referrals, a network of support groups, and publications and programs that promote public awareness of the value and the needs of caregivers.
Eldercare Locator National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1730 Rhode Island Ave., Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Info: Referrals to Area Agencies on Aging via zip code locator. Offers information about many eldercare issues and services in local communities.
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
1604 Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
Info:Geriatric care managers (GCMs) are healthcare professionals, most often social workers, who help families in dealing with the problems and challenges associated with caring for the elderly. This national organization will refer you to their state chapters, which in turn can give you the names of GCMs in your area.
Metlife Resources for Caregivers
This popular guide provides a list of resources for a variety of caregiving situations. You can download it at the following link (requires Acrobat Reader): www.metlife.com/WPSAssets. If you cannot download the file send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Today’s Caregiver Magazine
Info:Offers varied resources to meet caregivers’ specific needs, in their own localities, provides support, solution sharing, and discussion forums.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Family Caregiver Alliance
Administration on Aging
Senior Health Insurance Information Program:
SHIP educates and assists Medicare beneficiaries, those eligible for Medicare, and caregivers about Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, pharmacy assistance programs, and other issues related to health insurance.
(in state) 1-800-243-3425
(out of state) 1- 410-767-1100
(in state) 1-800-336-9500
(out of state) 1-302-739-6266
Respite Services – National Organization and Programs:
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606
Info: Provides a variety of services at sites nationwide, including adult day care, in-home, and more.
Shepherd’s Centers of America
One West Armour Street, Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64111
Info: Provides respite care, telephone visitors in-home visitors, home health aides, support groups, adult day care, and information and referrals for accessing other services available in the community.
National Association of Adult Day Services National Council on the Aging
1901 L Street, N. W. 4th floor
Washington, DC 20036
Info: Provides information about locating adult day care centers in your local area.