AARP: Caregiving - A website for caregivers offering content on topics such as guardianship, long distance caregiving, stress management and more.
American Cancer Society: Caregivers - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. A wealth of information for caregivers will be found here.
American College of Physicians: Home Care Guide for Advanced Cancer - This guide is for family, friends, and hospice workers caring for persons with advanced cancer at home.
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center - ARCH stands for Access to Respite Care and Help and their website provides information on repsite services throughout the United States.
Cancer Hope Network - Cancer Hope Network is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families.
Cancer.Net: Caregiving - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). A number of articles on different caregiving topics will be found here.
CareFlash - CareFlash aims to strengthen the outlook and peace of mind for caregivers and family members.
Caregiver Action Network - Formerly the National Family Caregivers Association, this non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
Caregiver Media Group - A website offering care tips, channels, listings of caregiver support groups, caregiver stories, and an online magazine, Today's Caregiver.
CarePages - This service allows caregivers to create their own webpage to share information with designated family and friends.
Caregiving.com - Offers a variety of resources for caregivers, including online support groups, blogs, and a free e-book, After the Diagnosis.
CaringBridge - Your personal CaringBridge website is designed to rally your family and friends together, to offer you support when and how you need it.
Comfort of Home - Browse the Comfort of Home website to find books, CDs, newsletters aimed at caregivers, on stress management, meditation and other topics.
Family Caregiver Alliance - The Family Caregiver Alliance was established in 1977 to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. The site offers fact sheets, advice, news, and user groups.
HealthyNJ: Caregiving - . A wealth of information can be found at this site including resources just for New Jersey.
Lotsa Helping Hands - This site will connect people through the power of community — whether you need help or you want to provide help.
MedlinePlus: Caregivers - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.
MyLifeLine.org - This website offers tools such as personal webpages, co-ordinated calendars, and a fundraising tool, to keep family and friends updated.
National Alliance for Caregiving - The National Alliance for Caregiving website provides links to caregiver organizations and resources for caregivers and professionals. Their goal is to improve the quality of life for families and care recipients.
National Cancer Institute: When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer - This informative site focuses on the caregiver's needs.
You may also be interested in the following:
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Handbook for Family Caregivers of Patients with Serious Illness Caregivers will find this handbook valuable.
These documents are in PDF format and will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
Strength for Caring - Strength for Caring is an online resource and community for family caregivers. This informative site strives to help family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves.
Well Spouse Association - Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.
What Friends Do - This website helps family and friends of patients coordinate meals, transportation and other tasks by creating a free custom website.
Interactive Tutorials / Videos
Tips for Cancer Caregivers - This video from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute gives advice for caregivers.
Emotional Support for Caregivers - Livestrong showcases the story of one caregiver.
YouTube playlist: Caregiving - A series of videos on caregiving, curated by the Resource and Learning Center.
November 19, 2015