Library Services to an Aging Population

Caregivers Sites

Caregiver Support
National Family Caregivers Assn. -- This is a family-oriented site offering mostly self-help advice.
Ten Tips for Caregivers -- A list of 10 important things for caregivers to pay close attention to.
Caregivers Network -- A Listserv for those caring for the aged. An excellent place for those seeking support.
Caregiving Online -- This is a good website for Caregivers' support. They offer information on expenses and government assistance, provide agency referrals and have links to other sites of interest.
Living with Grief -- This site offers help and support to those caring for the terminally ill.
Today's Caregiver online magazine -- An online magazine
First person discussion & information resources

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Association Home Page -- Provides information on current research, living with Alzheimer's, general facts, and resources for healthcare professionals
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center -- Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. Publications, referral, and information on clinical trials are provided.
The Alzheimer Page -- Features links to appropriate sites, FAQs, and a searchable archive at Washington University in St. Louis.
The Caregiver's Handbook -- A must read for caregivers! This is a very thorough discussion of caregiving, addressing the needs of both the caregivers and their loved ones.

Elder Abuse
National Center on Elder Abuse -- A research organization which operates as a clearinghouse, develops and disseminates information, provides training and conducts research. An excellent site for healthcare professionals.
Elder Abuse Prevention -- Defines elder abuse and explains how to recognise abuse and what to do about it. Soon to be available in Spanish!
Nursing Home Abuse Checklist -- Provides a checklist to help family members recognise abuse in a nursing home setting.

General Links
Caregivers.Com -- This online magazine offers tips on insurance, housing, safety... everything seniors and caregivers need to know.
Family Caregiver Alliance -- Bilingual information on health, housing and other senior-related issues.
Senior Living Alternatives -- A directory of services for seniors covering housing, home health care, and estate planning.
72 Links for Caregivers -- This site provides a list of indispensable sites for caregivers.
AARP website for caregivers
The Non-Chew Cookbook--a couple of non-chew recipes for those with chewing problems
Caregiver Books--a list of books for the caregiver's library
Ask Dr. Caregiver--advice column for caregivers
Lots of links for caregivers