Organizations

360 DEGREES OF FINANCIAL LITERACY
Free programs to help Americans to understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

AARP CAREGIVING RESOURCE CENTER
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Useful information and resources for caregivers with tips and tools.

ADMINISTRATION ON AGING
Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers. This website offers a wealth of resources, including aging statistics, long-term care planning, and a search bar for local programs.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION
World leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Founded in 1980, this nationwide network of chapters offers support to individuals affected by Alzheimer’s with 24/7 information and referral, safety services, and education and support groups.

AMERICAN RED CROSS FAMILY CAREGIVER CLASSES
The purpose of Family Caregiver Support Classes is to help participants gain an understanding of what is involved in caring for a loved one and know how to provide that care through eight one-hour class modules covering topics such as personal care, nutrition, home safety and others

AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
The ASA is the largest professional membership association committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Founded in 1954.

BENEFITS CHECKUP
A free easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Enter information about your financial situation into an online questionnaire. Then, Benefits Checkup explains what benefit programs you might be eligible for and how to apply for them.

CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK
Grassroots organization created to educate, support, empower, and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones. Inquire about free membership for family caregivers.

CAREGIVER.COM
Caregiver.com is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Founded in 1995, they are dedicated to caregivers. The web site includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store. All of its products are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.

CAREGIVERLIST – CAREGIVER CERTIFICATION POWERED BY AQUIRE
This 10-hour training course allows you to learn the caregiving skills through reading the training (audio also available) and taking the exam for each module.

CONSUMER CONSORTIUM ON ASSISTED LIVING
Focused on Person-centered living

DRUGWATCH.COM
Thanks to modern medicine, seniors are living longer. The key is to make sure the extra years are as healthy, fruitful and enjoyable as possible. Drugwatch offers a few tips.

ELDERCARE LOCATOR
A free nationwide directory assistance service to help older persons and caregivers locate local support resources. Administered through the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging in Washington, D.C..

MEDICARE
Official Medicare Site

NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Find information about Adult Day services

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING
A coalition of 40 national organizations that conducts research and policy analysis, develops national programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues across the life span.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOME CARE & HOSPICE
The nation’s largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON AGING
Provides information and helps older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DAILY MONEY MANAGERS
Professionals providing financial/bookkeeping services to senior citizens.

NATL. ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GERIATRIC CARE MANAGERS
Find a Care Manager near you.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF AGING
Check on  benefits and public programs available to seniors in need.

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS ASSOCIATION
Grassroots organization created to educate, support, empower, and speak up for the millions of Americans who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones. Inquire about free membership for family caregivers.

NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL EMERGENCY CARE INSTRUCTOR COURSES
First Aid, CPR and AED; Various Cities and Dates. Check for your location.

NEW LIFESTYLES
New Lifestyles Online is the oldest and largest resource for Seniors, offering listings of Assisted Living, Nursing Home, CCRC, and Alzheimer’s Care facilities. NLO has been offering free printed directories for over 15 years.

PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS TRAINING INSTITUTE
Provider of comprehensive training for caregivers with detailed and hands on instructional workshops. All instructors have at least five years as a caregiver and include nurses, nannies, newborn care specialists, doulas, therapists and childbirth educators. Their unique combination of Women from all different family care backgrounds allows them to offer one of a kind training programs.

THE CAREGIVER PARTNERSHIP
Largest family caregiver resource library on the web offering incontinence and other medical products for men and women. Each resource has been fully vetted to ensure it is useful and of high quality

THE CAREGIVER’S VOICE
The independent voice of family and professional caregivers of adults with brain impairment caused by dementia (such as Alzheimer’s), stroke, related illness, or trauma. The Caregiver’s Voice features a wealth of information to bring knowledge, strength, and joy to caregivers.

THE RIBBON
Free on-line newsletter for families and caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This site contains valuable articles and information even though it is no longer actively updated.

USA.GOV; CAREGIVER’S RESOURCES
Find a nursing home, assisted living, or hospice; check your eligibility for benefits; get resources for long-distance caregiving; review legal issues; and find support for caregivers.
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Updated: January 8, 2016