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Where to Find Caregiver Resources

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Updated February 18, 2009

Being a caregiver is one touch job which means you are going to need all the help you can get. Here are a list of organizations that can help:

1. Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiver Alliance provides caregivers with advice and information about all things related to caregiving, including current medical and social issues and public policy and research. They also offer caregiver newsletters and online support groups.

2. National Alliance for Caregiving

Established in 1996, The National Alliance for Caregiving is a coalition of national, nonprofit caregiving organizations. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, government agencies, and corporations.

3. National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC)

Although a national organization for home health and hospice care agencies, the NAHC offers a wealth of helpful information, especially on how to choose a home care provider.

4. National Family Caregivers Association

Founded in 1993 by two women who shared a common bond, the National Family Caregivers Association helps educate, support and empower the millions of Americans who care for loved ones with chronic illnesses, disabilities or old age.

5. The Well Spouse Foundation

Through a variety of programs and events, the Well Spouse's mission is to provide emotional, peer-to-peer support to the wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.

Source:

Shimberg, Elaine F. Coping with COPD. St. Martin's Press, New York, N.Y. 2003.

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