Some national organizations have information that is useful to caregivers.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The official Web site of AARP, a membership organization dedicated to enhancing the experience of aging through advocacy, information and services.
Administration on Aging / U.S. Administration on Aging Edercare Locator
The Administration on Aging is a valuable resource for information on aging, providing information on local services for older Americans.
The official Web site of the Alzheimer's Association, the world's leader in Alzheimer research and support for families.
Eldercare Locator is a national database that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services throughout the United States by providing on-line links to state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations serving elders and their caregivers. Or call 1-800-677-1116.
Family Caregiver Alliance
A California-based network that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA offers information, education, services, research and advocacy programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers. Their website includes information on demand on a wide range of caregiver issues. Also, see the website free publications and an online caregiver support discussion group.
National Caregiving Alliance (NCA)
This is an organization of national care providers. Its website provides extensive information for caregivers on how to take care of themselves while providing care.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) makes it easier for consumers to get the information they need to plan for long-term care. The site provides comprehensive information about long-term care planning, services and financing options, along with tools to help people begin the planning process.
National Family Caregiver’s Association (NFCA)
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks to those 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.
Well Spouse Foundation
Is also known as the Well Spouse Association. It is a non-profit organization providing support and other resources to husbands, wives, and partners of the chronically ill or disabled.