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Caregivers / Families of Nursing Home Residents

This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group. It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs. For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.

CAPS (Children of Aging Parents)

National. 45 groups. Founded 1977. Membership organization dedicated to the needs of caregivers of the elderly. National network of support and offers information, referrals and counseling.
Write:
Children of Aging Parents
P.O. Box 167
Richboro, PA 18954
Voice: 1-800-227-7294 or 215-355-6611
Website: http://www.caps4caregivers.org
Verified: 1/15/2013

Well Spouse Association

International. Founded 1988. Provides emotional support to spousal caregivers of the chronically ill and/or disabled through support groups, round robins, mentor programs, online chat forum, respite weekends, national conference and bi-wekly e-newsletter and a quarterly Mainstay newsletter. Dues $30/yr. but minimum $5 for financial hardship cases. Guidelines and assistance available for starting new groups.
Write:
Well Spouse Association
63 W. Main Street Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
Voice: 1-800-838-0879 or 732-577-8899 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm EST)
Fax: 732-577-8644
Website: http://www.wellspouse.org
E-mail: info@wellspouse.org
Verified: 1/15/2013

National Family Caregivers Association

National. Founded 1992. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for family caregivers through support and validation, education, information, public awareness and advocacy. Information and referrals, quarterly newsletter, resources and literature.
Write:
National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
Voice: 1-800-896-3650 or 301-942-6430
Fax: 301-942-2302
Website: http://www.caregiveraction.org
Verified: 2/12/2013

Today's Caregiver

National Resource. Provides support and information to enable caregivers to cope and make the best healthcare decisions for their clients, family and friends. Offers print and digital magazine, newsletter, online forum, conferences and information. For support group listings by state, go to the website and click on the 'Local Resources' tab (Note: be sure to confirm meeting information by phone or e-mail before attending).
Write:
Today's Caregiver
3350 Griffin Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Voice: 1-800-829-2734 or 954-893-0550
Website: http://www.caregiver.com
E-mail: info@caregiver.com
Verified: 1/15/2013

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement for any group.  It is the responsibility of the reader to decide whether a group is appropriate for his/her needs.  For evidence-based information on diseases, conditions, symptoms, treatment and wellness issues, continue searching this site.This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.   

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