Caregiver Resources

Websites for Caregivers

Lotsa Helping Hands is a free website that enables you to post needs, helps organize volunteers, and enables people to sign up to help.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) What Caregivers Should Know

CMS Discharge planning checklist for Patients & Their Caregivers Preparing to Leave Hospital, Nursing Home or Other Health Care Facility

The Eldercare Locator is a website of the U.S. Administration on Aging which provides information about nationwide aging services for older adults and caregivers. The Eldercare Locator call center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 1-800-677-1116.

Family Caregiver Alliance is a nonprofit that provides services, education programs, and publications for caregivers.

National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy.

National Center on LGBT Aging this website is dedicated to the special needs of caregiving for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender older adults.

Caregiver Action Network is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Senior Health Website – Medicare and Caregivers

Today’s Caregiver magazine

 

Mobile Applications for Caregivers

Caregivers who have an iPhone or iPod Touch can access mobile applications that provide them with information, checklists, and support needed to care for an elderly loved one.

Elder911 is designed for emergency situations at home or in the hospital, such as a fall or sudden illness.

Elder411 covers legal, financial, housing issues and more. Having well organized information in your pocket can help alleviate stress associated with the challenges of caregiving. For more information, go to www.elder411.net

Books for Caregivers

The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step by Step Guide for Caregivers by Maria Meyer with Paula Dern RN

Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide by Hugh Delehanty, Elinor Ginzler, & Mary Pipher

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste

Coping with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Emotional Survival Guide by Rose Oliver PhD and Frances Bock PhD

American Medical Association Guide to Caregiving.

The Thirty-Six-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease, Other Dementias and Memory Loss in Later Life. Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers: Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping An Aging Parent by Barry Jacobs PsyD

The Caregivers Help Book, Powerful Tools for Caregivers from Legacy Caregiver Services

A Compete Guide on How to Care for Parents by Virginia Morris

Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses.  Edited by Kenneth Doka and Joyce Davidson

A Loving Voice; a Caregivers Book of Read Aloud Stories for the Elderly by Banks and Rizzo

When Love Gets Tough: the Nursing Home Decision by Doug Manning

 

Milestones eNews

For seniors and those who care for them

PCA News Bulletin

For professionals in the field of aging