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Caregiver Information and Forms

Age In Place Services

Source: The National Aging in Place Council

Description:

National association for individuals from the aging, healthcare, financial services, legal, design and building sectors dedicated to helping aging persons have a healthy and comfortable life at home.


American Association of Caregiving Youth

Source: www.aacy.org/

Description:

Resource for the support of children who are caring for ill, injured, elderly or disabled family members


Benefits Checkup

Source: National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Description:

Online service to identify federal and state assistance programs for older adults


Caring for a Loved One Who Has Cancer

Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology

Description:

Resources and support for family who are helping to care for a loved one who has cancer.


Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Free guidebook is available in hard copy or download


Consumer's Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning

Source: American Bar Association

Description:

Information and forms for making a health care advance directive (such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care)


Elder Care at the Workplace

Source: Work and Family Research Network (WFRN), Boston College

Description:

Website includes information and resources about creating workplaces that are accommodating to family caregivers, including those providing care to senior and disabled loved ones.


Eldercare at Home: A Guide for Family Caregivers

Source: American Geriatrics Society

Description:

Online guide is a resource for families and friends who are caring for older people at home. Written by experienced health professionals, the guide is a tool for caregivers who are working in consultation with a health care professional in providing home care for an older person.


Factsheet: Caregivers Need Care Too

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

The role of the caregiver; taking care of yourself; finding the help you need.


Factsheet: Let's Talk! Top 10 Things to Discuss with Your Parents

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Ten things seniors and loved ones should think about when planning for the future.


Family Caregiver Alliance

Source: National Center on Caregiving

Description:

Nonprofit organization addressing the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Website contains information, factsheets and contact information to agencies. Contains information in English, Spanish, and Chinese.


Grieving a Loss

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Description:

Consumer information site includes information about hospice care, advance directives, family caregiving, grief and practical issues


Heart Disease Caregiver Resources

Source: American Heart Association

Description:

Online resources for people who are serving as a family caregiver for a heart or stroke patient.


Medicare Authorization to Disclose Personal Health Information Form

Source: Medicare.gov

Description:

Form can be used for healthcare representatives, family caregivers


Mental Health Topics

Source: U.S. Government

Description:

Information for patients and families from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


National Family Caregiver Support Program

Source: Administration for Community Living

Description:

Website includes a wide variety of resources for family caregivers and professionals in the caregiver support field; includes factsheet with information about family caregiver programs for each state


National Family Caregivers Association

Source: Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

Description:

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one.


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.