There are many caregiving blogs offering support, advice and information for the caregiver. Each has something unique to offer and worth a visit if you are caring for a loved one. It’s a great place to talk about issues that concern you and see how others are handling their particular set of circumstances. Many websites have come online and new opportunities arise every day. A few are listed below and more will be added from time to time.
If you are a caregiver, take advantage of the information and support that is available. It’s really tough to go it alone.
ONLINE AND GROUP SUPPORT
HELPING AGING PARENTS – A counselor,educator and writer, the author of this blog shares her insights and experiences as a long distance caregiver for her elderly parents until their death, and now her husband’s mother.
MINDING OUR ELDERS – It is the mission of Minding Our Elders and its author Carol Bradley Bursack to shine a light on the isolation often felt by caregivers and seniors and to give them a voice.
THEY’RE YOUR PARENTS TOO – “How siblings can survive their aging parents without driving each other crazy.”
THE INTENTIONAL CAREGIVER – I love this website! Shelley Webb is a registered nurse, geriatric care manager and health coach. Having cared for her father who suffered from dementia and congestive heart failure (along with neuropathy of the legs), she developed a keen interest in helping caregivers navigate their way through their own difficult but rewarding journey.
CAREGIVER.COM – Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, we produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the “Fearless Caregiver Conferences”, and our web site, caregiver.com which includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store. Caregiver Media Group and all of it’s products are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
CAREGIVING.COM – A Community website for caregivers.
AARP – Caregiving Resources – Everything you need to know and more!
NEW YORK TIMES BLOGGER PAULA SPAN – You will find an excellent selection of topical articles on caring and coping with aging parents. Here are a few:
- Assisted Living or Nursing Home
- The Job to End all Others
- Escape from the Hospital Bed
- Good News, and Bad, About Community Services