Web Exclusive: Caregiving Resources

CURE, Fall 2010, Volume 9, Issue 3

National Alliance for Caregiving

www.caregiving.org

Dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

National Family Caregivers Association

www.thefamilycaregiver.org

800-896-3650

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers, and speaks up for those who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

Strength for Caring

www.strengthforcaring.com

866-466-3458

The first national program for cancer caregivers to address both the physical and psychosocial health needs to the patient and caregiver. Free workshops, which are facilitated by trained nurses and social workers, are held at health care facilities and advocacy organizations across the United States. The website includes caregiving tips and resources, information about cancer side effects, caregiving training videos, and an updated listing of Strength for Caring programs in local communities.

Well Spouse Association

www.wellspouse.org

800-838-0879

A national organization focusing exclusively on the needs of those caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled husband, wife, or partner. Offers support groups, forums and other resources.

Family Caregiver Alliance

www.caregiver.org

800-445-8106

A community-based non-profit organization, it offers information on public policy and research for caregivers, information and advice, a navigator to help find resources and services in your area, as well as discussion groups.