More than 44 million American families are caring for a loved one at home. Caregivers play a critical role in our long-term care system by providing a significant proportion of care for seniors and persons with chronic illnesses.
Children of Aging Parents is a National organization consisting of over 65 groups. Non-profit membership organization dedicated to the needs of caregivers of the elderly. National network of support and offers information, referral and counseling.
- P.O. Box 167,
Richboro, PA 18954
(800)227-7294 or (215)355-6611
Founded in 1988, The Well Spouse Association is an International group for those 60 and over. Providing emotional support to spousal caregivers of the chronically ill and/or disabled through support groups, round robins, mentor programs, online chat forum, respite weekends, national conference and a quarterly newsletter. Guidelines and assistance available for starting new groups.
- 63 W. Main Street, Suite H,
Freehold, NJ 07728
(800)838-0879 or (732)577-8899 Fax: 732-577-8644
The Eldercare Rights Alliance was founded 1972. It promotes the principles of justice and dignity in the long-term care system through education, advocacy and action. Individual advocacy and advocacy training, crime victim support, community education, family caregiver training, support and training for nursing home Resident and Family Councils education.
- 2626 E. 82nd St., Suite 230,
Bloomington, MN 55425
(800)893-4055 or 952-854-7304 Fax: 952-854-8535
The National Family Caregivers Associaation was founded 1992. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for family caregivers through support and validation, education, information, public awareness and advocacy. Information and referrals, quarterly newsletter, resources and literature.
- 10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500,
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
(800)896-3650 or 301-942-6430 Fax: (301)942-2302
Online. Founded 1997. Provides daily support for caregivers. Biweekly e-mail newsletter includes articles, news releases, self-care tips, etc. Online chats and message boards covering a broad range of topics. Some chatrooms are run by authors and professionals. Free caregivers book. Offers software for medical planners, taxes, etc.
Online unmoderated blog for caregivers to share strategies, information, education, support and ideas with each other. Provides free fact sheets and newsletter.
- 80 Montgomery St., Suite 1100,
San Francisco, CA 94104
(800)445-8106 Fax:( 415)434-3508