Caregivers Count Too! Section 2: Online Resources
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Center on Caregiving
Offers comprehensive caregiving information and advice, fact sheets, reports and studies, discussion groups and newsletters for caregivers, practitioners, policymakers and researchers. In addition, a state-by-state resource guide offers a searchable database of publicly-funded caregiver support programs.
Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving offers a free e-newsletter, Caregiving PolicyDigest. This newsletter is delivered twice a month and includes briefings on key legislation, news on innovative programs, and the latest information on caregiving and long-term care policy at national and state levels.
Subscribe at: www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=836
A consumer-oriented site offering caregivers information about general topics in caregiving, including "caring for parents" and "finding help."
Administration on Aging
National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)
Offers the "Caregiver Resource Room," where families, caregivers, and professionals can find information about the National Family Caregiver Support Program, including where to turn for support and assistance, and services for caregivers.
American Society on Aging
Caregiving Awareness through Resources and Education for Professionals (CARE-Pro) provides training to increase the skills and knowledge of nurses, occupational therapists and social workers who provide needed services to family caregivers through e-learning. A free CD-ROM consisting of seven modules focusing on family caregiving intended to provide education and discussion can be ordered online.
ARCH National Respite Network
Provides information on respite programs, policy and other initiatives (such as trainings and conferences) around the country. The site also includes a respite locator service to help you find your nearest providers.
Caring Today Magazine
Provides information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. The website includes tips, guides and personal stories about caregiver health, family, financial, legal and medical issues.
Johnson & Johnson
Strength for Caring
This website for caregivers contains six main sections: caregiver manual, community, health conditions, daily care, housing and money and insurance.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
The Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging offers fee-based online and in-person education programs that enhance the knowledge and self-care skills of family caregivers.
MetLife Mature Market Institute
Since You Care Guides
Since You Care® are a series of guides which provide practical suggestions and useful tools on a variety of specific care-related subjects.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Includes information on caregiving research studies and policy analyses and links to the Family Care Resource Connection, which includes reviews and ratings of books, videos, websites, and other resources on family caregiving issues.
NAC also hosts the Caregiving listserv, which is a source of information on events, research, programs and more. List subscribers are professionals with an interest in family caregiving issues.
Subscribe at: http://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/caregiving
National Family Caregivers Association
Consumer-oriented site that supports family caregivers and offers education, information and resources.
National Institute on Aging
Offers free publications on caregiving subjects including doctor/patient communication and a long-distance caregiver guide.
Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Includes information on programs, education and training, a caregiver community forum, publications and current events in caregiving.