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SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

There are many caregiving blogs offering support, advice and information for the caregiver. Each has something unique to offer and worth a visit if you are caring for a loved one. It’s a great place to talk about issues that concern you and see how others are handling their particular set of circumstances. Many websites have come online and new opportunities arise every day. A few are listed below and more will be added from time to time.

If you are a caregiver, take advantage of the information and support that is available. It’s really tough to go it alone.

 

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

TRANSITIONING AGING PARENTS - Dale Carter offers personal support for the caregiver. READ MORE

RELATIVE MATTERS – Chris Moon offers caregiving consultancy services in England. READ MORE

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ONLINE AND GROUP SUPPORT

HELPING AGING PARENTS - A counselor,educator and writer, the author of this blog shares her insights and experiences as a long distance caregiver for her elderly parents until their death, and now her husband’s mother.

MINDING OUR ELDERS – It is the mission of Minding Our Elders  and its author Carol Bradley Bursack to shine a light on the isolation often felt by caregivers and seniors and to give them a voice.

THEY’RE YOUR PARENTS TOO – “How siblings can survive their aging parents without driving each other crazy.”

THE INTENTIONAL CAREGIVER  –  I love this website! Shelley Webb is a registered nurse, geriatric care manager and health coach. Having cared for her father who suffered from dementia and congestive heart failure (along with neuropathy of the legs), she developed a keen interest in helping caregivers navigate their way through their own difficult but rewarding journey.

CAREGIVER.COM – Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, we produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the “Fearless Caregiver Conferences”, and our web site, caregiver.com which includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store. Caregiver Media Group and all of it’s products are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER’S ASSOCIATION -

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

CAREGIVING.COM - A Community website for caregivers.

AARP – Caregiving Resources – Everything you need to know and more!

 

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CAREGIVING ARTICLES

HUFFINGTON POST on CAREGIVING

NEW YORK TIMES BLOGGER PAULA SPAN - You will find an excellent selection of topical articles on caring and coping with aging parents. Here are a few:

AGING ABUNDANTLY ARTICLES ON CAREGIVING

 

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2 Responses to SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

  1. Shelley Webb on May 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Hi,

    I have another website to recommend which just happens to be my own. http://Www.IntentionalCaregiver.com was founded to educate, encourage and engage family caregivers of aging parents and loved ones.

    Having cared for my father who suffered from dementia and congestive heart failure (along with neuropathy of the legs), it became my desire to help other caregivers navigate their way through this difficult but rewarding journey.

    I am a registered nurse, a geriatric care manager and a health coach and I’d love to help in any way I can. We have a free weekly newsletter, as well.

    Blessings,

    Shelley Webb

  2. Lynn Wilson on November 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Hi,

    My name is Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership. We are a five year old, national caregiver resource center — services, resources and products. We maintain a call center in Wisc. staffed by an all female team of current and former caregivers 800-985-1353.

    I have three useful websites to recommend to family caregivers. The first is a Caregiver Resource library with over 1,200 helpful and easy to find resources on topics most important to caregivers and their loved ones. They are categorized into 40 topics and searchable by key word or phrase. Each has been fully vetted and the list is updated weekly. Each resource is checked monthly to ensure it is current and live. The site accepts no advertising so it is uncluttered and unbiased. http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/resources/categories/

    Should a caregiver need home medical supplies, they might be interested in http://www.caregiverpartnership.com.

    Lastly, visit our blog which offer hundreds of articles on subjects most important to caregivers. We talk with hundreds of caregivers each week and ask them what is on their minds. Its easy to find helpful information on any subject by searching a keyword or phrase. Again, there is no advertising, nor is it accepted. Its uncluttered and unbiased.

    Share the Care,

    Lynn Wilson
    Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

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