Here you will find helpful resources and information about home and family caregiving brought to you by AARP Rhode Island.
Watch the Rhode Show for special features on caregiving as well as bookmark this channel (wpri.com/caregiving) for a wealth of info on this important topic.Resources for family caregivers:
- AARP Caregiving Resource Center
- I Heart Caregivers: Share Your Story
- Download: Get a free Rhode Island Care Act Wallet Card
- AARP Care Guides Take the Stress out of Family Caregiving
- Prepare to Care: A Caregiving Planning Guide for Families
- VIDEO: Family Caregiver Stories
AARP FAMILY CAREGIVING in Rhode Island:aarp.org/RICaregiving
Here also, is a simple, yet comprehensive list of organizations, groups and agencies that offer caregivers a variety of resources, ranging from support services and webinars to tip sheets, care guides and how-to videos:
AARP Online Communitycommunity.aarp.org
Discuss issues with other caregivers in the online community.
Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and offers care navigator tools.
The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Centerwww.archrespite.org
Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.
Caregiver Action Networkwww.caregiveraction.org
Formerly known as the National Family Caregivers Associaciation, it provides information and education for family caregivers, including a volunteer support network in over 40 states.
Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.
Family Caregiver Alliancewww.caregiver.org
Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.
Hospice Foundation of Americawww.hospicefoundation.org
Provides information on issues related to hospice and end-of-life care
Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.
National Alliance for Caregivingwww.caregiving.org
A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.
National Institute on Aging Information Centerwww.nia.nih.gov
Research leader on aging issues; information on common age-related health problems.
The National Clearinghouse for Long-term Care Informationwww.longtermcare.gov
Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.
Social Security Administrationwww.socialsecurity.gov
Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.
State Health Insurance Assistance Programwww.shiptacenter.org
A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.
Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line.
Well Spouse Associationwww.wellspouse.org
Provides support for spousal caregivers.
AARP RI CAREGIVING:AARP.org/RICaregiving