Resources & Recommendations
There are hundreds of websites for caregivers, providing information, education and resources about specific diseases, insurance and medicare, respite care and other services—as well as self-care as you enter this new world. These links are to some of the sites we have found most useful,* many of which offer further links and resources.
Government Program Information and Resources
Benefits Checkup Finds programs for people aged 55+ to cover some costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items or services. Provided by National Council on Aging.
Eldercare Locator Lists local agencies across the U.S. that help seniors access home and community-based services such as transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Provided by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Long-Term Care Information Help in planning for long-term care (LTC) needs from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIH Senior Health Basic health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health
Medicare/Medicaid Information and Tools
Medicare Consumer Guide A clear, concise overview of the Medicare system
Medicare Basics A high-level introduction to the Medicare System, written specifically for caregivers
MyMedicare.gov A handy dashboard to help organize coverage, claims, providers and pharmacies found on Medicare.gov, the official U.S. government Medicare site
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services portal for all Medicare/Medicaid information
ARCH National Respite Network Helps families locate respite and crisis-care services in their communities
Caring Connections Committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care; this is a program of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Children of Aging Parents Provides reliable information, referrals and support
Family Caregiver Alliance Champions caregivers through education, services, research and advocacy
Family Caregiving 101 Assistance, answers, ideas and advice for the family caregiver
Friends Health Connection Offers a personalized support network National Alliance for Caregiving Works to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally
National Family Caregivers Association Educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for U.S. caregivers
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Establishes local, state and national partnerships committed to building quality long-term, home and community- based services
Share the Care A system for organizing family, friends neighbors and coworkers into a caregiving team
Well Spouse Association Advocates for and provides peer support to individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partner
*The links on this page are maintained solely for your convenience. CaringWise does not control and cannot guarantee the content, relevance, timeliness or accuracy of information on these sites. Further, the inclusion of links to particular items is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to constitute approval or endorsement of any views expressed or implied, or products or services offered.