Organizations

Here are some of the organizations that we've either used or our members have recommended.

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GENERAL HELP

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National Family Caregiver Support Program

https://www.acl.gov/programs/support-caregivers/national-family-caregiver-support-program


The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), established in 2000, provides grants to States and Territories, based on their share of the population aged 70 and over, to fund a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible.

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Family Caregiver Alliance

http://caregiver.org/


Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state in the country. Uniting research, public policy and services, the NCC serves as a central source of information on caregiving and long-term care issues for policy makers, service providers, media, funders and family caregivers throughout the country.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Women’s Health

Tips for Caregivers


FDA Office of Women’s Health understands caring for someone can be rewarding, but challenging. FDA’s Tips for Caregivers website provides tools to help caregivers manage the care of their loved ones. The website provides tips for caregivers of older adults, young children, teens and people with special needs. The website also highlights 7 tips for all caregivers to know.  FDA Office of Women’s Health also provides information on women and clinical trials. To learn more, visit: fda.gov/womeninclinicaltrials

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WISER (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement)

http://www.wiserwomen.org.

Financial Steps for Caregivers: What You Need to Know About Money and Retirement is designed to help you identify financial decisions you may face as a caregiver. The decision to become a caregiver can affect both your short-term and long-term financial security, including your own retirement. For more information on planning for a secure retirement, please visit http://www.wiserwomen.org.

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Eldercare Locator

www.eldercare.acl.gov 
 

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

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Caregiver Action Network

http://www.caregiveraction.org/


Resources from the Caregiver Action Network, including a Peer Forum, a Story Sharing platform, the Family Caregiver Tool Box and more. CAN also provides support for rare disease caregivers at http://www.rarecaregivers.org

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Next Step in Care

http://www.nextstepincare.org


Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients.
 

ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVING

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Alzheimer’s Association

www.ALZ.org


The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They offer help through a professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900), face-to-face support groups and educational sessions in communities nationwide, and comprehensive online resources and information through the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center.

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The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

www.theaftd.org

AFTD promotes and funds research into finding the cause, therapies and cures for frontotemporal degeneration. They also offer information, education and support to persons diagnosed with an FTD disorder, and for their families and caregivers. To learn more about AFTD, visit www.theaftd.org.

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Alzheimers.gov

For the People Helping People with Alzheimer’s
Resources from the Administration for Community Living on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. 

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Dementia Care (including Alzheimer’s)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Dementia Care (including Alzheimer’s)


For those caring for a Veteran, resources on dementia care through the VA and information on new research on dementia in Veterans.

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www.lbda.org

LBDA works to raise awareness of Lewy body dementias (LBD), promoting scientific advances, and supporting people with LBD, their families, and caregivers. LBD is a complex disease that can present a range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. It dramatically affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. To learn more, visit www.lbda.org.

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https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers


Resources from the National Institutes of Health on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, including information on clinical trials and current advances in scientific research. 

CANCER CAREGIVING

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Informal Caregivers in Cancer (PDQ®)–Patient Version - National Cancer Institute

Family caregivers may be spouses, partners, children, relatives, or friends who help the patient with activities of daily living and health care needs at home. Many cancer patients today receive part of their care at home. Hospital stays are shorter than they used to be, and there are now more treatments that don’t need an overnight hospital stay or can be given outside of the hospital. People with cancer are living longer and many patients want to be cared for at home as much as possible. It is important that the family caregiver is a part of the team right from the start. These resources are about adult family caregivers in cancer.

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https://www.cancer.org/treatment/caregivers.html

A cancer diagnosis affects close friends and family too. Find out what to expect if you become a caregiver for a person with cancer and get tips for making sure that you take care of yourself as well. Resources available include information and support on How to Care for Someone with Cancer, Taking Care of Yourself as a Caregiver, How to Be Supportive to Someone with Cancer, When Your Child has Cancer, and a list of American Cancer Society Support Services and Programs for families who are managing cancer.

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https://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/registry

The Cancer Experience Registry is a unique online community that allows people facing cancer to share their experiences, identify the issues that impact their lives, take surveys, access resources and learn from each other. It is free, confidential and open to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer or provides care to a cancer patient.

Cancer Support Community Helpline: 1-888-793-9355 or to chat live at www.cancersupportcommunity.org
The Cancer Support Community Helpline provides emotional and educational services for all people affected by cancer and their family caregivers.

The Cancer Support Community Affiliate Network consists of 44 licensed affiliates, 170 locations and a growing number of healthcare partnerships.
Find a Location Near You | Cancer Support Community

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Help for Cancer Caregivers

https://www.helpforcancercaregivers.org/

A collaboration of Anthem, Inc., CancerCare, Caregiver Action Network, Indiana University and Michigan State University, this website provides resources and news on caregiver caregiving. 

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Mesothelioma Hope 

https://mesotheliomahope.com


 

At Mesothelioma Hope, we offer free resources that are reviewed by certified oncologists and provide detailed information about mesothelioma and its health impacts.  Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. 

CAREGIVING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, RARE DISEASE 

LelEGAL 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

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