Don’t know where to turn for resources in your caregiving? The following resources can be helpful to you.
Are you experiencing stress in your caregiving? While caring for a loved one can be fulfilling, it can also bring emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual challenges. The Family Caregiver Stress Assessment Tool can help you understand how stress is affecting you.
Need help choosing a care provider? Talk to a Family Advisor for free at 866-824-8174.
Need answers on caregiver wellness? Visit the Caregiver Wellness Solution Center.
Caregivers who hide their emotions are 2-3 times more likely to have experienced depression. Visit Caring for the Caregiver to learn more about caregiver depression.
Need answers to money-related issues in caregiving? Caring.com has the experts who can help.
If you’re in need of support groups or other resources, consider the following:
- Area Agency on Aging (AAA) through the Eldercare Locator 800-677-111
- Caregiver-Connect (Canada only
- Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) 800-227-7294
- Family Caregiver Alliance 800-445-8106
- Forever My Home
- National Family Caregivers Association provides useful tips and guides for all aspects of family caregiving.
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
- Well Spouse Association 800-838-0879
- Women’s Health Information Center 800-994-9662
- To find support groups for specific diseases and conditions, consider some of these:
- Alzheimer’s Association 800-272-390
- American Cancer Society (ACS
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- American Stroke Association 888-4-STROKE (888-478-7653)
- Arthritis Foundation 800-283-7800
- Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
- Canadian Diabetes Association
- Compassionate Care ALS
- COPD-Support, Inc.
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society 800-344-4867
- National Parkinson Foundation
- Parkinson Society of Canada