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Resources for Family Caregivers

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This websites logo is "help yourself, help others." This site specifically targets the caregiver. For example, the help yourself section has tips to reduce stress, stay fit, arrange respite care, caregiver stories and support resources.

Caregiver.com – http://www.caregiver.com/
This website offers up-to-date information on caregiving. It also has recipes, caregiving tips and care resources.

Caring.com – http://www.caring.com/
Caring.com offers practical information ranging from caregiving wellness to legal and financial matters. Also, there is a senior living directory and a section for in-home care issues.

Family Caregiving eXtension – http://www.extension.org/family%20caregiving
This site has online education sessions, articles on caregiving and answer section. Some articles deal with medication issues, using the Internet and conducting a kinship retreat.

Family Caregiver Alliance – http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp
The Family Caregiver Alliance delivers everything from public policy to webinars. Also, the site has a "Family Care Navigator" which locates caregiving resources across the U.S.

Other online sources:
Videocaregiving - http://www.videocaregiving.org/
My Senior Care - http://www.myseniorcare.com/
This Caring Home - http://www.thiscaringhome.org/
Next Step in Care - http://www.nextstepincare.org/ (Spanish, Chinese, Greek)
Family Caregiving 101 - http://www.familycaregiving101.org/
Long-Term Care: Fact on Care in the U.S. - http://ltcfocus.org/default.aspx
Medicare caregiver information - http://www.medicare.gov/Caregivers/
VA Caregiver Support - http://www.caregiver.va.gov/

Sources:
http://www.nfcacares.org/who_are_family_caregivers/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304665904576383483508416152.html
http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d229a5f06620c6052b1ecfbf43181aa0/?vgnextoid=58d2914124dbe110VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD&vgnextchannel=bf970c45f663b110VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD
http://www.rosalynncarter.org/
http://www.rosalynncarter.org/case_for_caregiver_support/
http://www.rosalynncarter.org/caregiver_resources/

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Anonymous

I think that if the family can help give care to the individual, that is probably the best situation. Do you happen to know of any good home care providers in the city of Plymouth?

January 24, 2013 - 5:12pm
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Anonymous

http://www.rightathome.net/ should also be added to this list, as one of the largest and most trusted home health care agencies in the U.S. Right at Home is a leader in the home care industry. They provide care for seniors and disabled adults who need some assistance to maintain their independence.

September 28, 2012 - 10:22am

Another site to add to this list is Homecare.com. Homecare.com provides complimentary expert information, practical action steps, guides, resources and personalized plans to help caregivers make sound decisions and successfully navigate the complex world of elder care.

July 5, 2012 - 9:46pm
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