Caregiver Resources and Information Links

Area Agency on Aging in Texas
for other States, go to: http://familycaregiversonline.com/aaa_by_state.html AARP Caregiver Site Resource guide for family caregivers.

Air Force Crossroads
Air Force Crossroads is the official community website of the United States Air Force. Sections include parenting and eldercare resources for both military personnel and civilians.

American Academy of Home Care Physicians
Provides a nationwide listing of physicians who do house calls.

American Society on Aging
Professional membership association of individuals and organizations working on the behalf of older people. ASA is membership based and provides education and training events, publications and special interest newsletters. 800-537-9728.
www.asaging.org

Because We Care: A Guide for People Who Care
An online resource guide for the growing number of Americans who are caring for an older family member, adult child with disabilities, or older friend. Provides information and a range of suggestions to make Caregiving easier and more successful.

Benefits Check Up
Information about federal and state financial assistance programs for the aged.
www.benefitscheckup.org/

Call 211
2-1-1 is the national abbreviated dialing code for free access to health and human services information and referral (I&R). 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember and universally recognizable number that makes a critical connection between individuals and families in need and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies. 2-1-1 makes it possible for people in need to navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of human services’ agencies and programs. By making services easier to access, 2-1-1 encourages prevention and fosters self-sufficiency.
www.211.org/

Caregiving.com
Solutions to your caregiving situations throughout your caregiving years.

How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others…
www.caregiverstress.com/ Caregivers-USA
A nationwide database of community-based services for caregivers.

Caregiver Resources from the Administration on Aging
Web sites list includes non-profit membership groups and commercial sites selling information products and services.

Caring Tips From the Perspective of a Person with Dementia
This information is one in a series of HelpNotes produced by the Alzheimer’s Association NSW.
familycaregiversonline.cdmail.biz/perspective_dementia.htmlComfort of Home
“Caring For You… Caring For Others”
www.comfortofhome.com/

ElderHope
Caregiver resources.

Elderweb.com
Elderweb.com provides a comprehensive, well-organized directory of a broad range of eldercare resources including a state-specific guide (located in the sitemap) with information ranging from policy issues/explanations to local groups and organizations. 309-451-3319.
www.elderweb.com

Elder Care Locator
Resource for locating numerous services, and information.
www.eldercare.gov/

Elder Options of Texas
Online answers to locating caregiving resources.
www.elderoptionsoftexas.com/

Family Caregiving Alliance
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. www.caregiver.org/

Generations
Generations is a monthly newspaper publication that caters to the aging community. With a readership of over 200,000, Generations is the leading resource in the North Texas, Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. Here you can view the newspaper publication on-line

Generations United
National coalition dedicated to intergenerational policies, programs & issues.
www.gu.org/

How To Care-Elder Care Survival Guide
How to Care is here to help you manage the realities of caring for others and yourself by supplying practical, portable information on the issues we know you will confront.

Long-Distance Caregiving
Module 10~Long Distance Caregiving -on this site.Lotsa Helping

Hands 

Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with our intuitive group calendar. Communicate and share information using announcements, messages boards, and photos.                                                               http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/

National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
www.caregiving.org/

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA).
NFCA is a grass roots organization created to educate, support, empower and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones.
www.nfcacares.org/

National Respite Locator
A service to help parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area. The service is also useful when a family travels or must move to another state. 1-800-773-5433
www.respitelocator.org

Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Visiting Nurse Associations of America is a national association of freestanding, not-for-profit, community based visiting nurse agencies. VNA offers a toll-free referral line that provides information about the nearest Visiting Nurse agency in a particular area. VNA services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal care, hospice care, and meals on wheels.

617-523-4042. www.vnaa.org

Other: Caregiver Manual