Caregiving.com~ Caregiving.com offers information, connection and support for caregivers. Ask questions, share your thoughts, read articles and learn how others caregivers are navigating caregiving challenges. The site provides online support with a 24 hour chat line.
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, disability and/or the challenges of aging. By removing barriers to health and well-being, the NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to assist caregivers.
National Center on Caregiver Alliance ~ Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based, nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of those providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.
The National Caregivers Library is one of the most extensive libraries for caregivers in existence. Hundreds of articles, forms, checklists and links to topic-specific external resources are available to visitors. Organized by local categories makes finding the information you need easy to do.
Senior Homes ~ A free resource for finding local senior homes. We have comprehensive information on nursing homes, assisted living, memory care and retirement communities, as well as articles on important senior housing topics.
DementiaToday posts information about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia from scientific communities, educational institutions, and research organizations around the world.
Caregiver.com ~ Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, they produce Today’s Caregiver Magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the “Fearless Caregiver Conferences”, and website content for Caregiver.com. The website 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 its products are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.
CaregivingCafe.com ~ CaregivingCafe was born out of the need to find, in a timely manner, solutions, answers, information, resources, services, products, doctors, and other people providing loving and effective care to family members.
National Alliance for Caregivers ~ Established in 1996, The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations. The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally. Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance’s mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients.
Caregiver Action Network ~ The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
LotsaHelpingHands ~ Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Our service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. Caregivers benefit from the gifts of much-needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need.
eCareDiary.com ~ eCareDiary is a website created based on the founder’s, John Mills, experience as a caregiver for his father who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. Having spent over 20 years working in the health care system, John found coordinating long-term care to be difficult because of the lack of good information. eCare Diary provides comprehensive information, tools and resources to help those seeking and providing long-term care.
A unique feature is our Care Diary, a set of online tools designed to make coordination of care and sharing of information easy amongst family members and other caregivers. eCare Diary also has a comprehensive database of nursing home and home care services, guides on long-term care financing and information on important health care documents everyone should have.
DRUGWATCH.COM ~ This educational guide provides seniors with healthy aging tips, safety in taking medications, drugs to be aware of harmful effects, elder living facilities and more. Along with general health information, our website gives up-to-date information on elder aging and what families can do to help.
DRUGCENTER.COM ~ Drug Center was founded in 2015 to offer help and support to the millions of people hurt by faulty or poorly tested drugs or medical devices. Their goal is to give hope and a voice to those who suffered severe side effects because of careless pharmaceutical manufacturing.
CONSUMERSAFETY.ORG – ConsumerSafety.org strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.
SENIOR SLEEP GUIDE – An excellent resource for those suffering from insomnia produced by TUCK.com. Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources. Boasting the largest collection of aggregated data on sleep surfaces on the web (over 95,000 customer experiences from nearly 1,000 individual sources), Tuck aims to power consumers, sleep professionals, and the troubled sleeper looking for answers. Check back often for updates and expanded sleep product information.
AEROFLOW HEALTHCARE – A full service incontinence option, offering competitive patient pay pricing including free discrete delivery. Urinary incontinence comes in many forms and affects nearly 1 in 10 American seniors. Adjusting to living with incontinence can require some getting used to, as there are so many options to control symptoms. Choosing an incontinence product that keeps you comfortable and protected is important. Most state Medicaid plans can pay for incontinence supplies each month, however Medicare does not provide for incontinence products.
CHEAP CPAP SUPPLIES – Their mission is to provide customers with the highest quality CPAP Supplies at the lowest allowable cost. As we age, our risk for sleep apnea increases. Left untreated, sleep apnea could lead to memory loss, cognitive impairment, cardiovascular disease, or depression.
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