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ORGANIZATIONS FOR CAREGIVERS


Nonprofit Organizations Specifically for Caregivers

Canadian Caregiver Coalition
http://www.ccc-ccan.ca/
The Canadian Caregiver Coalition brings together caregivers, caregiver support groups, national stakeholder organizations and researchers in Canada and works to respond to the needs of caregivers.

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)
http://www.caps4caregivers.org/
CAPS assists caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill by providing reliable information and support. Includes an online support group.

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://www.caregiver.org/  
Home of the National Center on Caregiving, the Family Caregiver Alliance provides information and assistance to caregivers through discussion groups, newsletters, and press releases. Also features a "Caregiving Across the States Online Resource," a searchable database of programs throughout the United States offering caregiver support.

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
http://www.caregiving.org/
A coalition of national organizations that works to conduct research and increase public awareness about caregivers and their responsibilities. Website includes caregiving tips and guides.

National Organization for Empowering Caregivers
http://www.nofec.org/
"Provides assistance, education, support, referrals and respite volunteers" for caregivers.
http://www.care-givers.com
Provides message boards, chat rooms, a list of online and off-line resources, and a newsletter.

NFCA: National Family Caregivers Association
http://thefamilycaregiver.org/
Empowering and supporting caregivers, the NFCA website provides a variety of resources, including a newsletter, FAQs, and tips/guides for caregivers.

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
http://www.rosalynncarter.org/
Established by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the Institute for Caregiving promotes the well-being of caregivers. Website includes downloadable publications as well as information on education and training programs.

 

Sites by Commercial Organizations

And Thou Shalt Honor
http://www.pbs.org/thoushalthonor/
"& Thou Shalt Honor," a PBS documentary originally aired in 2002, interviews citizens and lawmakers about how we care for the ill and aging. View a resource list, watch video clips from the documentary, or order your own copy of the documentary online.

Care for Caregivers - Care Essentials
http://CareSsentials.com
Care Essentials is a website that helps caregivers care for themselves. Includes a list of resources, teleclasses, and a newsletter.

Caregiver Network, Inc.
http://www.caregiver.ca/
Based in Toronto, the goal of CNI is "to make your life as a caregiver easier." Website provides news, ideas, information about seminars, and links to products.

The Caregiver’s Home Companion
http://www.caregivershome.com/
This website provides wide selection of news articles, an extensive database of available resources, and online forums.

The Caregivers Marketplace
http://www.caregiversmarketplace.com/
The Caregivers Marketplace helps caregivers save money on products. Also provides a downloadable Discount and Resource Guide and links to caregiver resources and support.

Elder Rage
http://www.elderrage.com/
Elderrage.com is a website based on the narrative autobiography of author Jacqueline Marcell. Her experiences caring for her elderly parents inspired her to write Elder Rage and become an advocate for eldercare awareness and reform. Elderrage.com includes information about Marcell's upcoming events, as well as excerpts from her book and a place to order it.

Family Care America
http://www.familycareamerica.com/
Working to help caregivers care for themselves and the ones they love, the Family Care America website features a database of caregiver resources searchable by zip code.

Medifecta Healthcare Training
http://www.medifecta.com
Website offers training programs, resource libraries, books and videos to help educate professional and family caregivers.

Senior Link
http://www.seniorlink.com/
Seniorlink is committed to helping seniors "age with dignity," and remain as independent as possible. SeniorlinkOnline.com provides Care Advisors who can provide situation-specific advice to caregivers.

Solutions for Better Aging
http://caregivers.com/  
This website features information for caregivers on subjects such as legal matters, financial issues, and housing. Also includes a shopping area for products to aid in caregiving.

Today's Caregiver Magazine
http://www.caregiver.com
Produced by Caregiver Media Group, Today's Caregiver magazine is dedicated to providing information to caregivers. Their website, caregiver.com, includes newsletters, online discussions, an online store, and back issue articles from the magazine.

 

Other Organizations with Caregiver Information/Resources

Aetna InteliHealth
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9030/9030.html
Website provides a wide variety of health information to the consumer.

Breaking New Ground
http://www.breakingnewground.info
Website provides information and resources for agricultural workers, caregivers, and other rural residents impacted by disability.

Eldercare Locator
http://www.eldercare.gov/eldercare/Public/Home.asp
A service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locater connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.

MEDLINE Plus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/caregivers.html
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Provides news and articles on topics such as coping with the challenges of caregiving, caring for people with specific conditions, finances, law and policy, statistics, children, teeenagers and seniors. Also offers links to dictionaries and glossaries.

National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/
Provides a wealth of information on aging. Includes many relevant publications, some of which are available online, while others may be ordered for no cost or for a nominal fee. Also offers the Resource Directory for Older People, a searchable database of National and State resources for the aging community.

 


DISCLAIMER:
Breaking New Ground and Purdue University are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any websites to which we link. Organizations, products and web pages which are not specifically described as being endorsed or affiliated with Purdue University are for informational purposes only and their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement.  Updated 7-19-2007