Preventing Falls: Conversation Starters

Use these tips to start a conversation with a loved one about preventing falls.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Support If You Are a Caregiver

When you are caring for a loved one, take time to care for yourself.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Eldercare Locator - Connecting You to Community Services

The Eldercare Locator is the first step to find local agencies that can help older adults and their families access home and community-based services including transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Review Date: Monday, January 28, 2013

Administration on Aging

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

These ten tips can help family caregivers deal with the emotional and practical sides of caregiving.

Review Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Caregiver Action Network

4th Angel: Patient & Caregiver Mentoring Program

Have you had a cancer diagnosis? The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, telephone based, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery.

Review Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (CARES)

A Consumer's Guide for Family Caregivers

Learn about the different types of respite programs, how to choose a provider and how to get help paying for respite.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

ARCH National Respite Locator

The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local areas to match their specific needs.

Review Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

CareFinder: Alzheimer's Association

If you or someone you care about has Alzheimer's disease, you need to find good care in your community. This page helps you plan ahead in terms of health care, finances, and finding support.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Alzheimer's Association

Caregiver Stress Fact Sheet

Are you caring for an older or disabled relative or friend? Find answers to questions about coping with the daily stress associated with being a caregiver.

Review Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015

Office on Women's Health

Caregiver Video Resource Center

Find comfort in knowing that you are not alone by listening to the experiences of your fellow caregivers.

Review Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Caregiver Action Network

Caregivers' Guide to Medications and Aging

For older adults and people with disabilities, medications and herbal remedies/alternative medicine can be a double-edged sword. When not taken correctly, medications can have devastating consequences.

Review Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Find tips for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia. Fact sheets are available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Review Date: Friday, August 28, 2015

Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregivers: Incontinence

Find information and support for those caring for someone with bladder or bowel control problems.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

National Association For Continence

Caregiving - Alzheimer's Association

This page links to fact sheets covering a variety of caregiving topics, including adult day care, nutrition, incontinence, safety, bathing and more.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Alzheimer's Association

Caregiving: Maintain Your Support Network

Alzheimer's caregiving is a tough job, and it's too much for one person to handle alone. No one is equipped to care for another person around the clock. If you are caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease, understand the stress you are facing, and ask for help when you need it.

Review Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

This guide, written in clear language, will help you understand and cope with the many challenges of being a caregiver.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NIH Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, National Institute on Aging

Coping and Emotions

Learn more about addressing the emotional and social needs of people with cancer and their caregivers.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver's Guide

Learn how to help someone with a developmental disability to maintain good oral health.

Review Date: Friday, November 16, 2012

NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - NIDCR

Family Caregiver Toolbox

Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. Use this Toolbox to find resources for family caregiving.

Review Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Caregiver Action Network

FAQs for Family and Friends of Pulmonary Hypertension Patients

Here are some helpful tips on how best to provide support for your loved one with pulmonary hypertension.

Review Date: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Find an Aging Life Care Expert

Search for a Professional Aging Life Care Expert (Geriatric Care Manager) in your area to locate a health and human services specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives.

Review Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Child Welfare Information Gateway

If you are a raising a grandchild, learn how to provide the best possible care for your grandchildren while still preserving your own health and well-being.

Review Date: Monday, April 06, 2015

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Help Near Home for VA Caregivers

Through VA's Caregiver Support Line and Caregiver Support Coordinators, you can find the support you need to provide the Veteran you care for with the best care at home. Call 855-260-3274 to access services and benefits.

Review Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Holding a Family Meeting

When taking care of an elderly parent or another relative, family members need to work cooperatively. Here are some points to consider when arranging a family meeting.

Review Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Family Caregiver Alliance

How Can I Use Health IT and eHealth Tools to Manage My Health?

Find tools to help you access wellness resources, maintain your medical records, find quality health information resources, and more.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Medicare and Caregivers: FAQ

Family, friends, and caregivers of Medicare recipients can learn about this federal insurance program and its coverage of prescription drugs, hospitalization, and hospice care. Links are provided to 7 short videos on various aspects of Medicare.

Review Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Medicare Basics: A Guide for Families and Friends of People with Medicare- (PDF)

Find information for caregivers of people with Medicare, including information on Medicare, health care choices, billing, and other resources that can help.

Review Date: Monday, November 30, 2015

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Residential Care Options

The decision to place a loved one in a care facility may be the hardest decision families have to make in the course of caregiving. How does one make such a decision? What should one consider? This article provides answers to these questions.

Review Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Family Caregiver Alliance

Stress Relief for the Caregiver- (PDF)

It can feel overwhelming to take care of a loved one with dementia, but neglecting your own well-being can be harmful to both of you. Find a stress checklist here, along with suggested tips on how to be a healthy caregiver.

Review Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Alzheimer's Association

Successful Caregiving

The pressure of caregiving can lead to physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. Here are some tips to help you reduce stress in caring for your loved one.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Well Spouse Association Support Groups and State Contacts

Well Spouse (WS) offers national support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Contact a group leader in your area for meeting information.

Review Date: Monday, April 06, 2015

Well Spouse Association

When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer: Support for Caregivers

This document contains many helpful tips to guide you through the process of caring for someone with cancer.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

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