Resources for Caregivers

There are 43.5 million CareGivers who need information, resources, and support!

 

CareGivers can find services, information, and support from many national agencies and organizations. Additionally, there are many state and local services and organizations. As you search for resources, they may be listed under a multitude of categories.

Be sure to check out resources suggested by readers using the link found at the bottom of this page.

National, State, and Local Government agencies with caregiving resources may be listed in the following departments:

  • Health and Human Services Department
  • Social Service Department
  • Public Health Department
  • Social Security Administration
  • Medical Board
  • Mental Health Department

Private businesses and service organizations include:

  • National and local chapters for CareGiving
  • National and local chapters of disease specific and health related agencies (American Heart Association, American Cancer, Alzheimer’s Association, etc.)
  • Customer Service department of your hospital or clinic

 

Websites for National Organizations

AARP (Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons)
www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center
Information on caregiver support, long-term care financing, help with home care, housing options, assistive devices, and caregiving for adult children.

Administration on Aging
ww.aoa.gov
Official federal agency dedicated to the delivery of supportive home and community-based services to older individuals and their caregivers.

Caregiving.com
www.caregiving.com
Monthly newsletter, weekly tips, podcasts, and a support center with blogs and stories written by caregivers.

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org/caregiver
Caregiver fact sheets, statistics and research section, and useful resources.

Hospice Foundation of America
www.hospicefoundation.org
Bereavement and counseling services to families before and after a patient’s death.

Medicare
www.medicare.gov/caregivers
The definitive resource for finding caregiver support resources.

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
Provides educational and resource information on caregiving

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
www.n4a.org
Umbrella organization for the 655 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. that help older persons and persons with disabilities

National Caregivers Library
www.caregiverslibrary.org
Created by FamilyCare America, Inc. with links to state resources.

National Council on Aging
www.ncoa.org
A service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Their mission is to improve the lives of older Americans.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
www.thefamilycaregiver.org
Provides caregivers with tips and advocacy updates as well as information on communicating effectively with healthcare professionals.

Services for Veterans
www.va.gov
Federal services for veterans. Contact “Social Work” at your nearest VA Medical Center.