American Red Cross - Family Caregiver Training Program

Local Red Cross chapters offer in-person educational sessions, for a nominal fee, on topics such as:
- Home safety
- Healthy eating
- Bathing
- Legal and financial issues
- Self-care for the caregiver

Alzheimer's Association

Provides reliable information, care consultation and supportive services for dementia caregivers through state and local chapters. The website also includes an interactive tool, CareFinder, which helps families to:
- Recognize dementia care
- Plan and pay for care
- Communicate with care providers
- Find local support and resources


Provides information and planning tips about long-term care and caregiving. Its website includes a Find Facilities and Services search tool to help consumers find long-term care housing, caregiver support, hospice and palliative care programs and other aging services. Offers a Caregiver Kit to help caregivers.


Online directory of aging and caregiver support services. Offers access to professionals in aging, resources, educational articles, virtual classroom, ask the expert, and support groups.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA)

Online resource helps consumers locate a VNA in their area. VNAs offer comprehensive home health care or personal care to individuals in their respective communities for a fee. The website includes tips on choosing a home health agency and information about insurance coverage. Services vary by agency but may include:
- Skilled nursing
- Home health aide services
- Rehabilitation therapies: physical, occupational and speech-language
- Medical social services
- Hospice and palliative care services

United Way

Over 1,350 programs operating throughout the country to promote increased access to health care for disease prevention and treatment, and medical rehabilitations for people with disabilities. Services focus on under- and uninsured populations.

Shepard's Centers of America

Some centers hold monthly meetings of education and support for those who care for older adults. Centers also provide:
- Respite care
- In-home visitors
- Home health aides
- Support groups
- Adult day care
- Information and referral

Senior Corps- Senior Companion Program

Provides assistance to frail older persons and adults with disabilities so they can live independently in their own homes or communities. Volunteers offer:
- Respite for caregivers
- Companionship to care recipients
- Help with various tasks and chores

Senior Care at

Online resource helps consumers locate appropriate health care, supportive services and comprehensive resources in their area. offers a supportive caregiver guide to senior care issues, informative and detailed articles and a searchable index of caregivers. Services vary by agency but may include:

- Geriatric Case Management
- Assisted Living
- Transportation Services
- Home Care
- Nursing Home Care
- Adult Day Health
- Independent Living

National Volunteer Caregiving Network (Faith In Action)

The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) provides technical assistance, educational webinars, national conferences, information and referral, and mentorship, among other benefits for member organizations. Membership is open to any organization or individual who can realize benefits. Interfaith volunteer caregiving is based on the belief that people of ALL faiths include a tenet to help their neighbors by putting their faith into action.


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