Helpful Resources For Caregiving
- Long Term Care Ombudsman
- There are long term care ombudsman for each U.S. state. Basically, they help people and their families with problems associated with assisted living facilities and nursing homes. There are volunteer ombudsman who visit such facilities on a weekly basis.
- National Association of Geriatric Care Managers
- Organization of professionals who help caregivers.
- Children of Aging Parents
- you can also call 800-227-7294
- Beacon Hill Village
- Beacon Hill Village is a membership organization located in the center of Boston. Created by a group of long-time Beacon Hill residents as an alternative to moving from their houses to retirement or assisted living communities, and it was founded in 2001.
- Lotsa Helping Hands
- Their mission is to provide the communication resources facilitating a world where caregivers feel empowered to ask for help, and in so doing, improve their own health and quality-of-life; volunteers can become part of the solution when family, friends, neighbors or colleagues are in need of help, and community becomes a recognized way to find meaning in both giving and receiving.
you can also call 800-272-3900
- Family Caregiver Association
- The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
- National Family Caregivers Association
- The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.
- Life Alert
- One of their products is a waterproof watch where if they get into trouble they can push a button to get help from a dispatcher.
- A Conversation With Michael Graves
- Graves is bringing good design to handicapped-accessible products through his partnership with manufacturer Drive Medical.
- The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA)
- The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA), with over 1,000 members, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the role and function of the Virtual Assistant.
- Health Beat
- Maggie Mahar’s blog on healthcare.
- Patients Like Me
- Founded in 2004 by three MIT engineers whose collective experience spans from running the world’s only non-profit biotechnology laboratory to large-scale online commerce applications, PatientsLikeMe is a privately funded company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases.
Helpful Resources For Veterans and Their Providers
Help with benefits, including the special pension aid and attendance for war era. Veterans who are in nursing homes and at home who need the assistance of another person.
The official DVA website
The Department of Veteran Affairs, State and local government agencies offer the veterans, and their families, services ranging from health care to education.
They were created to provide a way for individuals, corporations and others to help severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives.
Supporting wounded heroes and their family.
Organized in 2004 as a grassroots effort whose mission is to offer support to the families of American Service members and Veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
Supporting America’s military in their time of need, they provide “a home away from home” that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Scholarships to family of fallen or wounded soldiers.
Builds homes for wounded service members.
The Pat Tillman Foundation carries forward Pat’s legacy of leadership and civic action by supporting future generations of leaders. They do this through specific programs that educate and engage leaders of today and tomorrow: service members, their families, and the youth of America.
Federal and Local Agency Web sites for Caregiving
- Ask Medicare (for caregivers)
- This website contains information about navigating through Medicare, health care, and other organizations that can be of help.
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