Annotation:COPD Foundation (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation) - Basic information on the practical and psychological issues raised by caregiving; some are specific to caring for COPD patients, but most are good for all caregivers.
Annotation:AARP and Elinor Ginzler - Profile of average caregivers, stresses of caregiving, tips for caregivers.
Annotation:Caregiver Action Network formerly known as National Family Caregivers Association and National Alliance for Caregiving - Most frequent concerns of caregivers with answers pointing to specific resources.
Annotation:NYC Caregiver - First article on a comprehensive site; this is a good resource even outside of New York. Includes information In Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
Annotation:Oregon.Gov - Brief overview, giving & receiving care, caregiver & care relationships, communicating on caregiving issues, as well as Oregon specific information on respite care.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - A comprehensive guide to everything from diagnosis to daily caregiving to choosing a nursing home. Available in PDF format for easier printing.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - This concise booklet is also available in Spanish.
Annotation:Family Caregiver Alliance - Comprehensive statistics regarding caregivers: gender, age, employment, relationship to care recipients, effects of caregiving, and more.
Annotation:Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association and National Family Caregiver's Association - Summary of family caregiving statistics; plus tips and hints for caregivers, some general and some specifically related to those caring for ALS patients.
Annotation:American Psychological Association - Facts and figures on who caregivers are, the impact of caretaking on them, support for caretakers, psychology in caregiving issues. Links to a more detailed Caregiver Briefcase <http://www.apa.org/pi/about/publications/caregivers/index.aspx>, intended specifically for psychologists, but with useful data.
Annotation:AARP - Useful resource website for caregivers. It discusses and provides forms for planning ahead, providing care at home, housing options, legal and insurance matters, and end of life issues.
Annotation:National Alliance for Caregiving - Provides a variety of helpful articles for family caregivers, as well as for medical professionals and discharge planners.
Annotation:National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health - A well-written practical booklet for the caregiver, including what to do after death. It is also available as a PDF.
Annotation:American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging - Discusses general and specific problems in caregiving at home with a focus on the ways the caregiver can help oneself stay healthy and positive.
Annotation:Geriatric Mental Health Foundation - Useful for all caregivers; includes special needs of families and caregivers, patient-directed treatments, caregiver depression, referrals and resources. It is also available as a PDF.
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