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Chapter 2: Resources for Family Caregivers
Written by Suzanne Boutilier

These national organizations provide a wide range of resources for family caregivers and our aging family members:

AARP Caregiving Resources

AARP connects family caregivers with direct services, support, and information resources. Offers care guides, legal checklists, information about care options, and an online community supporting various types of family caregivers.

Area Agencies of Aging (AAAs)

Area Agencies on Aging provide a variety of resources for family caregivers, including

  • Respite Care: Temporary supervision of a care recipient to provide rest for the family caregiver. 
  • Counseling and Support Groups: Offered to family caregivers who need help coping with the emotional, physical, and financial toll of caregiving.
  • Caregiver Education Classes/Training: Providing essential knowledge and skills to family members who care for an aging loved one.
  • Emergency Assistance: Available for urgent situations that aging adults or their caregivers may encounter.

AAAs also offers information and referral services, connecting families with local providers who can assist in creating caregiving plans, addressing specific challenges, and identifying support services.

Alzheimers.gov - Resources for Caregivers

Alzheimers.gov provides reliable resources on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias for family caregivers. Offers information on care, support, home safety, caregiver health, communication strategies, and more.

Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network offers education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country, free of charge. They aim to improve the quality of life for the millions of Americans caring for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, or aging-related frailties.

Caring.com

Caring.com offers a platform for family caregivers to connect, access information, and find support. Provides a toolbox with helpful tips for new caregivers, guidance on dealing with specific conditions like dementia, and tools for managing day-to-day caregiving activities

Family Caregiver Alliance

Family Caregiver Alliance provides quality information, support, and resources related to family caregiving through their free online dashboard, CareNav. Offers resources in multiple languages and covers a wide range of caregiving topics.

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Alliance for Caregiving builds partnerships in research, advocacy, and innovation to make life better for family caregivers. 

National Volunteer Caregiver Network

National Volunteer Caregiver Network provides free caregiving services for families in need.

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers promotes the health, strength, and resilience of family caregivers. Offers workshops for people caring for family members diagnosed with dementia, webinars for military caregivers, a crisis line, and an online stress-management lesson.

RubyWell

At RubyWell, we’re paving a path to financial stability for all family caregivers. Right now, you can access coupons for up to 80% off prescription prices with our prescription savings tool, and soon you’ll be able to discover unused Medicare Advantage Supplemental Benefits on our MA Benefits Navigator. Ultimately, we’re developing compensation solutions so that every family caregiver can be a paid caregiver. If you’d like to be among the first to hear about future products, join our waiting list.

USA.gov - Disability Caregiver Resources

USA.gov offers information on government programs that pay family or friends of people with disabilities to assist with daily activities. Programs include State Medicaid programs, long-term care insurance, and Veterans programs.

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Written by Suzanne Boutilier
Suzanne Boutilier has been working and writing in the caregiving space since 2021. She also helps her sisters care for their aging father.
Reviewed by Elyse Dasko
Elyse Dasko is a leading communications strategist in age tech, caregiving and the longevity market.