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If you are taking care of your husband, wife, child, parent or another person, you are a caregiver. Please don't turn away from the help you might find on this site because of a term you don't want to accept.   That term has nothing to do with a profession.

I am including the following links because each site has information on it that may help you take care of your loved one as well as help you deal with your own feelings .  It is up to you to decide if anything will help in your situation.  I have not read all the information on each of the following sites and I have not purchased anything from any of these sites. 

Whether you are dealing with a serious illness or condition of your own or a loved one, you deal with sadness and grief.   When you are taking care of your loved one you know they are gradually slipping away from you and you need to be find a way to accept their decline and impending death.  Sometimes they also know they are dying and they need help accepting the end of their life.  I have included a section with links to help with this grief, before and/or after death.

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f you know of a site that you think I should include here please email me the web address, name of the site (sometimes that is different than the web site address) and the reason you think it should be added.  I will check it out and possibly add it.

If you think that any of the sites I have listed should be taken off this list please email me with the web site address, name of the site (sometimes that is different than the web site address) and the reason you think it should be taken off.  I will then check that out and possibly take it off.

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A Family Guide to Safety in Illinois Nursing Homes

     This is made for the state of Illinois, but there is a lot of information all family caregivers can use.
     It refers to:
     Nursing Home Compare  Limited to the United States
     Government tool to use when you are evaluating nursing homes for your loved one.
     You can search for information by state, county, city, zip code, and name.

Caring.com
     A site created to help you care for your aging parents and other loved ones. Their mission is to
     give you the information and resources you need to make better decisions, save time, and feel
     more supported.
www.Agingcare.com
     A site dedicated to caregivers for the elderly. The content is rich with information that will help
     ease the burden of caregiving including Knowledge Centers for disease specific information for
     caregivers, product information and more.
GetBodySmart
     An online examination of basic human anatomy and physiology. Use the interactive and
     animated tutorials and quizzes in this developing site to learn more about the organ systems that
     make the body work.
Help Center by the American Psychological Association
     The Get the Facts section includes articles on many issues including caregiving and how to help
     anyone that is sick. Each section has articles you might find helpful in your life or the life of
     someone close to you.
Family Caregiver Alliance
     This is an information resource to
address the needs of families and friends providing long-term
     care at home.

Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA)   Limited to the United States
     Provides information for older adults and their special needs through public education, clinical
     research, and public policy.  They aim to build a bridge between the research and practice of
     Geriatrics and the Public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care
     needs.

Peace of Mind – Caring for Seniors at Home  A Canadian site with good information for everyone
     Excellent Canadian site with tips and links to help you with home care and facility care, no
     matter where you are located. This site is a British Columbia, Canada site created to help
     others while coping with the long term illness of their loved ones.

Aging Parents and Elder Care
     Provides advice, checklists, and links to key resources. They want to make it easier for family
     caregivers to quickly find the information they need and avoid missing things that are important
     in the care of their loved one

Empowering Caregivers
     This site provides assistance on practical matters and gives meaning to the spiritual and personal
     challenges that result from being a caregiver.  The site looks at many of the issues you may
     experience or are already experiencing in your time of need.  Click on the Care-givers.com link.

TSAO Foundation   A site in Singapore with good information for everyone
     The Tsao Foundation's aim is to promote successful ageing, strengthen
     intergenerational solidarity and support the development of age-related services
     through training.

Seniors-Site.Com
     A site with a lot of information.  This site has useful information, you can ask their expert,
     message boards where you can read what other people ask or say, and you can post your own
     question or thought for someone else. To find the information you might need to click on
     Site map.

Growth House, Inc.
     Information and resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care.

Caregiving.com
     Help provide solutions to your caregiving situations throughout your caregiving years.
     Caregiving is a journey of six stages. Where are you?

ElderCare Online
     ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring
     for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community
     where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your
     elder.

AARP  Limited to the United States but has good information on caregiving & health
     American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to
     helping older Americans achieve lives of independence, dignity and purpose.
CAPS  - Children Of Aging Parents   Limited to the United States
     Children of Aging ParentS is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the
     nation's caregivers of the elderly.  Has decent information to help the caregiver.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)   Limited to the United States
     This is an organization that addresses the needs and concerns of all family caregivers.  Free
     membership to caregivers of a family member, friend, neighbor, partner or loved one of
     someone who is ill or disabled who live in the United States.

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Nursing Home Information,
Nursing Home Abuse & Elder Abuse

 

Nursing Home Information Site   Limited to the United States
     Helpful information in solving problems or answering questions related to nursing homes,
     Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, patient rights, advance treatment directives, etc.
Guide to Taking Legal Action for Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes
     Legal guide for victims of elder abuse and their families
Nursing Home Abuse
    
Founded by the National Association to Stop Nursing Home Abuse (NASNHA), an NGO.
     NursingHomeAbuse.net exists to raise awareness of the nursing home abuse epidemic, educate
     the public about its causes, help residents and families prevent abuse, and help victims cope with
     the consequences of nursing home abuse.
Nursing Home Abuse Center
    
Understanding Nursing Home Abuse and Nursing Home Neglect

     NursingHomeAbuseCenter.com

     NursingHomeAbuse.org

Nursing Home Abuse Resource   Limited to the United States
     Elder abuse in nursing homes is a major problem that needs to be resolved as soon as possible.
     This site provides information on what abuse is, what to do about it and information on nursing
     homes in your area.
National Center on Elder Abuse  Limited to the United States
     This site contains many resources to help you find the assistance, publications, data, information,
     and answers you need.

Elder Abuse Foundation  Limited to the United States
     Provides information and legal referral on elder abuse and nursing home abuse.

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Disease & Medical Information,
Defective Drugs & Devices
Hospice, Medicine Assistance

 

DrugDangers.com
    
Our goal is to keep the public educated and informed of all defective medical devices and dangerous
     medications that are currently on the market.
Hospice Net
     Information and help for patients and families facing life-threatening illness.  Has information on
     handling grief as well as other information.

Hospice   Limited to the United States
     Hospice helps improve the end of life care for people dying in America and their loved ones.
     Has information on selecting a hospice and listings of hospice care in your area.

Mayo Clinic Diseases & Conditions A-Z

WebMD Health
     WebMD provides credible information, supportive community, and educational services.
    
Their web site includes:  (1) Health news for the public (2) Up-to-date medical reference
     content databases (3) Medical imagery, graphics, and animation (4) Communities
     (5) Live Web events (6) User experience (7) Interactive tools.

NeedyMeds.com   Limited to the United States
     NeedyMeds is the place to learn about patient assistance programs and other programs
     designed to help those who can't afford their medicines. NeedyMeds is not a program or
     source of medicines.  It's an information source.

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Government and
Government Related Site
 Veteran Benefits

Military and Veterans Benefits   Limited to the United States

     Lists various helpful benefits and other things.

Nursing Home Compare  Limited to the United States
     Government tool to use when you are evaluating nursing homes for your loved one.
     You can search for information by state, county, city, zip code, and name.

Govbenefits.gov   Limited to the United States
     Helps you search for eligibility information for benefits and provides contact information.

U.S. Administration on Aging   Limited to the United States

    This web site explains the unique functions of the Act including its creation and funding of a
     network of state and local agencies on aging that plan and support in-home and community
     services for older adults. The most recent addition to the Older Americans Act is a National
     Family Caregivers Support Program to be administered by states and area agencies on aging.
     Information about the new program is on the AoA web site.  The U.S. Administration on Aging
     is the funding and oversight agency for most programs funded under the Older Americans Act.
     For information in your area, click the Eldercare Locator or call
the toll-free number at
     1-800-677-1116. Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (ET)

Medicare  Limited to the United States
     The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.  This site has information you
     need to know about Medicare eligibility, enrollment, and premiums, plan choices, claims and
     appeals, nursing home comparisons, and other information.

Medicare Rights Center (MRC)   Limited to the United States
     The Medicare Rights Center is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that
     older adults and people with disabilities get good, affordable health care. This web site offers
     helpful and reliable information for Medicare consumers.

Department of Veterans Affairs   Limited to the United States
     The national office for the department of Veterans Affairs. To locate an office near
     you, go to:  http://www.va.gov/sta/guide/division.asp?divisionId=1

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Grief & Suicide Information and Support

 

Hospice Net
     Has information on handling grief as well as other information.

Growth House, Inc.
     Information on grief and resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care.

Kristin Brooks Hope Center  1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) in the United States
     Information on suicide as well as connections to a crisis line near you.

Suicide and Suicide Prevention  International links to suicide crisis lines
     Information and help for those considering suicide and their friends and family.

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Organizations & Other Sites
for Specific Illnesses,
Conditions, and Injuries

 

Aids & HIV   AIDSmeds.com

ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association

Alcohol Addiction  Alcoholics Anonymous

Alzheimer's (Dementia)  Alzheimer's Association

Arthritis  Arthritis Foundation
     Rheumatoid Arthritis

Brain Injury  The International Brain Injury Association

Brain Tumor  American Brain Tumor Association

Cancer  American Cancer Society

Cancer Counseling & Support Services in Singapore - CanHope

Cancer - Prostate  Prostate Cancer Support Group Network

Cancer - Prostate, Testicular, Urinary Bladder, Male Breast Cancer    Malecare

Cerebral Palsy - Cerebral Palsy Guidance
     Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cystic Fibrosis  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Dementia  Alzheimer's Association

Depression  National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

Diabetes  American Diabetes Association

Ears  National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
     Hard of Hearing Advocates

Eyes - Blindness  American Foundation for the Blind
    
National Federation of the Blind

Eyes - Macular Degeneration  American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Feet  American Podiatric Medical Association

Geriatrics  The American Geriatrics Society

Heart  American Heart Association
     Cardiology Channel

Huntington's Disease   Huntington's Disease Advocacy Center

Kidney  National Kidney Foundation

Liver  American Liver Foundation

Lungs  American Lung Association

Lupus  Lupus Foundation of America

Mental Illness  National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) 

Mesothelioma  Mesothelioma.com 

     Asbestos.com

     Mesothelioma Veterans Center
Multiple Sclerosis  Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

Osteoporosis  National Osteoporosis Foundation

Pain  pain.com

Paralysis  Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
     Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center

Parkinson's Disease  National Parkinson Foundation

     The Michael J. Fox Foundation

American Parkinson Disease Association, West Coast Office
Spinal Cord Injury  National Spinal Cord Injury Association

     North American Spine

Stroke  American Stroke Association

Suicide  American Association of Suicidology

Sleep Problems Tuck Sleep Community

Urinary Tract Infection

     WebMD

     Sepsis - Mayo Clinic

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Legal Resources and Considerations for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs    Limited to the US

     "Both the disabled and the elderly population have specific rights that are protected by law. From the
      right to fair housing to the right to be protected from fraud and abuse, these are clearly outlined in
      the law. Unfortunately those rights often aren't met in day-to-day life as they should be. Also, these
      two groups of the population have additional legal concerns they must address, such as who will make
      financial or healthcare decisions on the behalf of someone who cannot do so independently."

International Guardianship Network
     The mission of IGN is to provide support, information and networking opportunities for
     guardians worldwide.  The  membership is voluntary and free. The mission of IGN is to
     provide support, information and networking opportunities for guardians worldwide. We want to
     initiate innovative and creative partnerships between the national guardianship associations.
     Click on the IGN Memberlist to find other sites and guardians.
     Click on Betreuungsverein Treptow-Köpenick for a chat area and forum.

National Guardianship Association   Limited to the United States
     Guardianship is a legal relationship between a competent adult and a person over the age of 18
     who does not have the ability to make an "informed decision," or, there is a risk of harm that they
     may experience due to their inability to provide for themselves or manage their affairs.  There is a
     charge for membership.

LawHelp.org   Limited to the United States
     LawHelp.org aims to provide both legal and lawyer referral information to people with
     low-incomes as well as to provide support and information to attorneys and advocates serving
     them.  They are in the process of adding individual states.

LegalMedicalWeb.com
    
LegalMedicalWeb.com is a search engine that is focused on Health, Medicine, Government,
     Law and Computer & Internet Technology.

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