Additional Caregiver Resources
Here are several websites that feature information focused on caregiver support
Caregiver Action Network
Formerly the National Family Caregivers Association, the Caregiver Action Network website offers a caregiver forum and peer network, a family caregiver toolbox, lists of agencies and organizations, and special information and support for Alzheimer’s caregivers.
National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org (Click on Caregiver Health)
The website’s Resources section includes Caregiver’s Health, which provides a downloadable booklet, Care for the Family Caregiver: A Place to Start, and “You Are Not Alone” caregiver videos.
www.caregiver.com (Click on Local Resources)
The website of Today’s Caregiver magazine has a Local Resources section which has a locator to find support groups by state and county, including Nassau and Suffolk.
Well Spouse Association
This not-for-profit organization oversees a network of support groups around the country, including a chapter on Long Island. It offers emotional support for spousal caregivers and advocates for programs that help families deal with chronic illness. Annual dues for Well Spouse members are $30, although they may be waived for hardship cases.
This website features a section on Caregiver Wellness, in addition a Support Groups section that lists more than a dozen online support groups focused on different caregiver populations and a free customized guide to Alzheimer’s care, Steps & Stages.