Resources for Family Caregivers

Local (NY City and State) Resources

DOROT
DOROT's educational and support network for caregivers is called Caregivers' Connection. Among other things, this resource provides support groups, workshops and classes. There is a very nominal registration fee for Caregivers' Connections and participation in certain programs.

NYC Department for the Aging
This site includes links to a number of helpful resources for family caregivers, including Benefit QuickCheck, a tool that makes it easy for caregivers to get information on benefits and services that may be available to help older New Yorkers in need.

New York State Office for the Aging
Users can access a list of "general caregiving resources" and search for other resources for seniors from the State of New York. The site also includes information for "Grandparents and Kinship Caregiving,"  Programs for Families and Caregivers and extensive lists of both state and national caregiving resources.

National Resources

The Alzheimer's Association
Caregiving resources are plentiful on this site and include: a caregiver notebook, information on daily care, a caregiver stress check and more.

The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
The site’s National Respite Locator is an interactive tool to help caregivers locate respite services in their community. A respite service provides temporary care to children or adults with disabilities, or chronic or terminal illnesses.

Caregiver Action Network 
Users get access to a comprehensive library of information that includes fact-sheets for caregivers, information on workshops, information on agency contacts and links to organizations that offer caregivers support.

ChaplainsOnHand
ChaplainsOnHand from HealthCare Chaplaincy Network provides online spiritual comfort for the seriously ill and their family caregivers ̶ whoever you are, whatever you believe, wherever you are. Spiritual distress can raise questions about the meaning of a new or ongoing health crisis and affect you physically and emotionally, too.

The Department of Health and Human Services—Administration on the Aging
In addition to a robust collection of information for older adults, caregivers and professionals, the Administration on Aging (AOA) site includes a tool that allows users to get information on state agencies on the aging and available local resources.

Medicare.gov: the Official U.S. Site for Medicare
Visit for information on caregiving topics, condition-specific resources, financial and legal support options, a discussion board and more.

National Alliance for Caregiving
This non-profit coalition of more than 40 national family caregiving organizations posts helpful surveys and reports, links to additional resources, a state-by-state listing of caregiving coalitions and more.

National Counsel on Aging
Among the caregiving resources accessible on this site is BenefitsCheckUp®, a screening tool that directs users to location-specific benefits possibilities.

Next Step in Care
The Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together campaign recognizes, trains, and supports family caregivers who need help during times of transitions in care. Among other things, this site offers information on hospital stay and discharge planning, rehabilitation and home care.

Share the Care
The site provides information on local training seminars, workshops and lectures designed to improve both caregivers' and care recipients' quality of life.

Talking Alternatives
Through mediation, this firm helps families who are struggling with caregiving, to resolve their conflicts through communication. Talking Alternatives aims to help resolve disagreements by ensuring that all family members express their ideas and concerns and in turn are heard by all whom are involved.

VideoCaregiving
Chicago-based Terra Nova Films' Visual Education Center for Family Caregivers offers free online videos providing information on a range of topics like: caregiving and recovery after a stroke; how to approach a discussion about nursing homes; caregiving and Alzheimer's; how to lift and transfer a person who is bedridden and more.