Additional resources we recommend include the following
Administration on Aging (AoA) T: 1-202-619-0724 AoA provides home and community based services to millions
of older persons through the programs funded under the Older
American Act. Their user-friendly web site provides a comprehensive
overview of a wide variety of topics, programs, and services
related to aging.
American Association of Retired Persons, Inc. (AARP)
T: 1-800-424-3410 AARP has issued over 600 informative
pamphlets and ongoing research on caregiving in the US. They
also tackle all issues facing people over 50 years old.
California Caregivers Resource Center CRC
provides information, education, respite, care planning and
support for families and friends caring for adults with chronic,
disabling health conditions.
Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) T: 1-800-227-7294 This organization provides information on various caregiving
services and resources, caregiving in general, and referrals
to support groups for informal caregivers. An individual membership
in CAPS costs $20 a year. Brochures cost a nominal fee, and
the group's newsletter is published six times a year.
Family Caregivers Alliance T: 1-800-445-8106 FCA is a public voice for caregivers. Their pioneering programs
around information, education, research, and advocacy support
and sustain the important work of families nationwide who
are caring for loved ones with chronic disabling health conditions.
National Council on Aging, Inc., it’s
wise to start the process of choosing a caregiver by determining
what kinds of services would be most useful. One way to do
this is to:
United Seniors Health Cooperative T: (202) 393-6222 USHC publishes
meticulously researched pamphlets, books, and newsletters
on insurance matters such as Medicare HMOs, Medicare Plus
Choice, etc. Call them for a list of publications.