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Health Links: Caregiver Sites

The following Web sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

The Caregiver's Handbook
This is the online version of The Caregiver's Handbook by geriatrician Robert S. Stall. The topics include: Common Problems in Caregiving; Types of Help Available; Personal Care; Nutrition; Emotional & Intellectual Well-Being; Legal & Financial Issues; Choosing a Residential Care Facility. There is also a link to Dr.Stall’s geriatric education Web Site.


Family Caregiver Alliance
FCA addresses the needs of those providing long-term care at home. The information library includes over 100 Fact Sheets and publications on issues for families, health providers, program developers, and policy makers. For personal assistance, click on "Ask FCA" or participate in discussion groups. Free newsletters cover all aspects of caregiving.


MedlinePlus National Library of Medicine: Caregivers
Medline Plus was created to help locate authoritative health information. The Caregivers section addresses Coping, Specific Conditions, Financial Issues, Clinical Trials, Research, Law and Policy, Statistics, and more.


National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)
The NFCSP was developed by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. The Web Site’s Elders & Caregivers section tells where to find help, ways to take care of others and yourself, and joining a caregiver support group. The Professionals & Providers section includes conference proceedings, guide to research and demonstration projects, public service announcements, and the National Family Caregiver Support Program in each state. The site is available in 9 languages.


The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
The NFCA supports, empowers, and educates caregivers. The Web Site includes: Press Room, News, & Info; Empowerment and Advocacy; Tip Sheets; How-To Guides on the emotional and practical sides of caregiving; Education Pages covering specific conditions; the quarterly newsletter TAKE CARE!- Self Care for the Family Caregiver.


Well Spouse Association
Well Spouse offers support to spouses and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. At the monthly support groups members can share their thoughts with others facing similar circumstances. The Web Site has a list of these groups and contact information. There are also online discussion forums on related topics. Membership includes the quarterly newsletter Mainstay.

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