When a family member falls ill, it usually falls upon a close relative to provide the critical care that’s necessary to ensure that everything is managed appropriately. Full-time caregivers sacrifice much of their quality of life to care for another.
Fortunately, there are a plethora of important resources that can make life easier for them. Keep reading to learn about just a few of the organizations and groups that are trying to support the people who give so much.
ALZConnected works with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide a free online community where everyone who is affected by memory disease.
Caregivers are in need of information and social contact to do their best for an ill or disabled family member. The online community is a place where you can learn what to expect as the disease progresses, where to look for help when you need it, and even answer questions from other people.
The emotional strain of caring for a loved one in relative isolation can’t be underestimated; the ALZConnected online community is a place to find a sympathetic ear and provide much needed emotional support for others.
The Alzheimer’s Association is an organization with a global reach. They maintain chapters near almost every major population center across the United States, making it easy to access Association help for most people.
The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to helping everyone affected by this terrible degenerative disease. Visit their website to learn everything important to know about memory disease, and to find comprehensive directories of important resources for caregivers.
Caregivers can find support groups, forums, and professional advice for almost every possible topic of concern to you.
In the United States, we take care of our veterans. The Veteran’s Administration takes it a step further than that by taking care of the people who care for veterans.
If you’re the caregiver to a disabled or ill veteran who qualifies for assistance, the VA will make your job easier.
The VA has programs in place that can provide respite care so that you can take some time off. The VA can also pay a veteran’s caregiving family member for the important work they do, relieving financial stress.
Call the VA's Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274 for immediate help or answers to important questions about programs and services that are available.
The National Family Caregiver Support Program was instituted under the Older Americans Act. The Older Americans Act is a federal program that offers services to help families under particular circumstances.
This also includes those people that care for weaker older relatives or grandparents or older relatives who act as caregivers for under-age children or kids of any age who suffer a disability.
Call the helpline at 1-800-963-5337 to get help and gain access to services in the community. As a part of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, Helpline staff will provide information and assistance or referral over the phone to caregivers.
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