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 organizations.  Topics of the online fact sheets include: Caregiving Basics, Caring For Yourself, Care Facilities, Checklists & Forms, A Disability, A Disease, Emotional Issues, End-of-Life Issues, Home Care, Housing Issues, Long-Distance Care, Medical Care, and Mobility.  The website allows caregivers an opportunity to create a care plan to get organized and find information, resources, and suggestions targeted to one’s individual caregiving situation.  The website also provides The FamilyCare Connector, a source book for community and faith-based organizations, as well as guidelines for businesses or organizations to accomplish strategic or social goals in response to the aging of America and the increase in the number of caregivers in the working world.

 

Contact URL  http://www.familycareamerica.com/

 

Contact Agency

FamilyCare America, Inc.
1004 N. Thompson Street, Suite 205
Richmond, Virginia 23230      

804-342-2200            

 

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

 

FCA’s information, education services, research and advocacy programs support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic and disabling health conditions.  Included on FCA’s website are fact sheets, publications, newsletters, news releases, and opportunities to join discussion groups.

           

Contact URL  http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp

Contact Agency      

Family Caregiver Alliance

180 Montgomery St, Ste 1100

San Francisco, CA 94104
info@caregiver.org                            

415-434-3388  1-800-445-8106  415-434-3508 (fax)           

 

 The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet

 

 

Format             website        

 

The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet provides resources on its website to help caregivers of people with disabilities and the elderly all over the world.

 

Contact URL  http://www.icdri.org/caregiver/caregiving_resource_page.htm

Contact Agency

The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)
Main Office
5212 Covington Bend Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
icdri@icdri.org

919-349-6661

 

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

Format             National organization

 

NFCA empowers, educates, and advocates for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones who have a disability or are chronically ill and/or aged. NFCA addresses the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers, including different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages.  NFCA’s goal is to improve the overall quality of life of caregiving families and minimize disparities between family caregivers and non-caregivers. NFCA publishes a newsletter, which is available online, as well as tips, guides, resources, and education pages dealing with specific diseases, conditions and symptoms.  NFCA also provides an educational program, Communicating Effectively with Healthcare Professionals, which is designed as a three-hour interactive class.

 

Contact URL  http://www.thefamilycaregiver.org/index.cfm

Contact Agency      

National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944                          

info@thefamilycaregiver.org                         

800-896-3650

Phone: 301-942-6430
Fax: 301-942-2302

 

National Organization for Empowering Caregivers (NOFEC) 

 

Format             Caregiving organization

 

NOFEC provides assistance, education, support, referrals and respite volunteers for informal family caregivers and promotes public awareness about the realities of caregiving.  NOFEC encourages collaboration with other caregiving organizations to create a user-friendly clearinghouse of existing programs dedicated to helping family caregivers.  NOFEC provides support groups, seminars, workshops, information and referrals, printed educational materials and publications, tools for caregivers and their families, professionals for counseling and other care related needs, respite care resources, speakers bureau, lectures, customizable programs, and seminars.  Its programs are designed for family caregivers, professional caregivers, senior centers, community organizations, religious organizations, employers, employees, non-profits, health care organizations, physician and nursing associations, organizations associated with illnesses and diseases, conferences, and expos.

 

Contact URL  http://www.nofec.org/index.html

           

Contact Agency      

NOFEC
425 West 23rd Street, Suite 9B

New York, NY 10011
212-807-1204

212-645-5143 (fax)

 

 

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

Format             website        

 

UCP provides information on its website to parents and families of individuals with disabilities. This information assists parents and families in obtaining the necessary support and services in child care, supported living, education, health, employment, health and recreational activities for their family members. Some local chapters provide respite/support groups.

 

Contact URL  http://www.ucp.org/ucp_channelsub.cfm/1/11/51

           

Contact Agency      

United Cerebral Palsy

1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-5602

national@ucp.org                               

800-USA-5-UCP or 202-776-0406

TTY: (202) 973-7197

Fax: (202) 776-0414