Thursday, October 10, 2013

10 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

Here’s a list of must-have resources to help you in your caregiving role:

1. Alzheimer's Association
Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and care navigator tools.

The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

3. ARCH Respite Resources 
Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.

4. Family Caregiver Alliance 
Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.

Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.

6. National Family Caregiver Association 
Information and education for family caregivers; includes the Caregiver Community Action Network, a volunteer support network in over 40 states.

Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.

8. Social Security  
Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.

9. State Health Insurance Assistance Program 
A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

10. Veterans Affairs 
Support and services for families caring for veterans along with a VA caregiver support line.


11. Healthy Now and Later
Fact-sheets for common health topics (in Spanish and English), an "Ask a Nurse" option for further explanation and tips, disease-specific meal plans and recipes, a nation-wide database of financial assistance and not-for-profits for caregivers and seniors, and more.

Feel free to add a resource that you know of as a comment below. 

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