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General Information AARP Caregiver Resource Center - Find information on benefits and insurance, legal, and financial information, housing, end-of-life care, a caregiver hotline... and more. Caregiver Action Network (CAN) - CAN supports the caregivers of loved ones of all ages who are living with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or other frailties. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Multiple resources for caregivers and about caregiving. Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) - The FCA has been addressing the needs of families and friends who care loved ones at home since the 1970s. Website offers education, policy and advocacy information, and connects caregivers to online support groups, research registries, and innovative technology products. Family Caregivers: Disability and Health - The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers tips and resources. Guide for Family Caregivers - Disability.gov provides links to a wide range of information such as Medicare, local resources, managing medications, and legal issues. How to Communicate Caregiving Issues - Tips on discussing your concerns with your loved one from Oregon.gov. Medicare Caregiver Resources - Site includes files, videos, and links related to Medicare as well as phone numbers and websites for helpful federal offices. National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) - The NAC supports family caregivers through research such as the "Caregiving in the U.S. 2015" report, advocacy, and resources for both family caregivers and professionals. National Caregivers Library - Library of resources, checklists, and forms created in response to the family caregiving experiences of Ron Moore, the founder of CarMax. Next Step in Care (for Family Caregivers) - The United Hospital Fund offers multilingual resources to help family caregivers work with healthcare professionals during times of healthcare transitions from one location and/or level of care to another. U.S. National Library of Medicine - Multiple resources for and about family caregivers. VA Caregiver Support - Focused on caregivers of veterans, the site offers practical tools, like a Caregiver Toolbox, for all caregivers. NOTE: Scroll down menu on left side of page to access resources. Video Caregiving - Terra Nova films offers a series of short videos on topics of interest to family caregivers.
Resource Locators Aging Life Care Association - Locate certified Care Management specialists serving your loved one’s location and learn more about the ways that they help you manage the care of a loved one. Eldercare Locator - Connect to services for older adults and their families; a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. National Association of Area Agencies on Aging - Locate the Area Agency on Aging that serves the location of a loved one and learn more from a multitude of services and resources designed to help older adults and their caregivers.
Online Caregiver Companies - Sittercity and Care.com are online services that directly connect families with local “sitters” or caregivers for family members of all ages. Sittercity - The VA refers veteran caregivers to Sittercity. Care.com - MIT and Northwestern refer their employees to Care.com
Evaluating Support Options - If you’re looking for professional support, these national organizations provide tools to help you evaluate a variety of support options. NOTE: Though these sites often include “location finders,” you may find other reputable agencies/organizations that do not belong to that particular organization.
Home HEALTH Care vs. Home Care. It’s also important to understand the difference between home health care (reimbursable by Medicare and/or other insurance) and other home care such as homemaking and companion home care services. Homemaking and companion care are NOT reimbursable by Medicare or insurance though they may be covered by Medicaid.
American Cancer Society - Learn more about what to expect when you’re caring for a loved one with cancer and tips for taking care of yourself.
National Cancer Institute - Website includes Resources and Support for caregivers. Downloadable booklet focuses on strategies to help caregivers care for themselves while caring for a loved one with cancer.
Cancer Support Community - Whether you have been diagnosed with cancer or are caring for a loved one with disease, website offers extensive information and support including links to local and online support groups.
Cancer Care - Website provides counseling, support groups, education, and financial assistance for cancer patients and their caregivers.
Talking with Aging Parents about Finances. Fact sheet provides strategies to help overcome barriers that often make conversations with aging family members about money difficult (University of Montana Extension).
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