Caregivers

The Sibling Support Project

The Arc of the United States, in conjunction with the Kindering Center                                 Format             Project   The Sibling Support Project strives to increase the peer support and information opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special needs and to increase parents’ […]

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Sibling Connections newsletter

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD)   Format             newsletter   RRTCADD has started the Sibling Connections newsletter as a resource for siblings who are interested in advocacy and care issues for their brothers and sisters with disabilities.   Contact URL  http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rrtcamr/SCresource.html             Contact Name                  John Kramer          Contact Agency       […]

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Rural Caregivers

 Rural Caregivers is sponsored by Purdue University’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and the Indiana State Office of Rural Health.                                               Format             Resource center         While caregiving is always challenging, it is even more […]

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Respite Care

 Strengthening American Families Through National and Grassroots Support         The Arc                                     Format             On-line article   This article defines respite for people with disabilities and their families, lists resources of organizations which focus on respite, and discusses who needs respite services, who provides respite services, what kinds of services are provided, how respite […]

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The ARCH National Respite Network

 ARCH is a service of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project   Format             National network   The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong […]

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Caregiver Resources

FamilyCare America, Inc.                   Format             Information re   FamilyCare America, Inc. works with corporate and community partners and employers nationwide, helping family caregivers help themselves and their loved ones by providing an online resource library that includes resources for individual caregivers, working caregivers, researchers, employers and other […]

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Disaster Planning Tips for Caregivers of the Elderly and People with Disabilities

Family Youth and Community Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida     Format             Publication   The purpose of this publication is to recommend specific strategies for caregivers to develop a plan so they will be prepared for any natural disaster that may come their way.  Included […]

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Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)

 Format             Organization                                     CAPS provides caregivers with reliable information and advice and extends its outreach through new support groups, workshops, and presentations for churches, schools, employers, service clubs, and television audiences.  Included on the CAPS website is a caregivers’ guide and a list of helpful links.   Contact URL  http://www.caps4caregivers.org/about.htm Contact Agency       CAPS P.O. Box […]

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Supporting Families and Other Carers Research Projects

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (RRTCADD)   Format             Research Projects       Supporting Families and Other Carers Research projects focus on enhancing caregiving supports and transition planning among older caregivers and other family members. To enhance caregiving supports and transition planning, the RRTCADD will conduct epidemiological research on family demographic […]

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Dental Care Every Day: A Caregiver’s Guide

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Format             Online booklet   This downloadable online booklet shows in words and pictures how someone can help a person with a developmental disability brush, floss, and have a healthy mouth.  It includes tips on location, positioning the body, dealing with difficult behavior, creative ways to solve brushing problems […]

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