Caregivers / Families of Nursing Home Residents
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.
Children of Aging Parents
P.O. Box 167
Richboro, PA 18954
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 a quarterly newsletter. Dues $30/yr. but minimum $5 for financial hardship cases. Guidelines and assistance available for starting new groups.
Well Spouse Association
63 W. Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Voice: 1-800-838-0879 or 732-577-8899 (Mon.-Fri., 10am-3pm EST)
Statewide model. Founded 1972. Promotes the principles of justice and dignity in the long-term care system through education, advocacy and action. Provides individual advocacy and advocacy training, crime victim support, community education, family caregiver training, training for nursing home resident and family councils.
ElderCare Rights Alliance
2626 E. 82nd St., Suite 220
Bloomington, MN 55425
Voice: 1-800-893-4055 or 952-854-7304
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.
Nat'l Family Caregivers Assn.
10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
Voice: 1-800-896-3650 or 301-942-6430
National Resource. Provides support and information to enable caregivers to cope and make the best healthcare decisions for their clients, family and friends. Offers newsletter, online forum, conferences, information and referrals. 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).
3350 Griffin Rd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Voice: 1-800-829-2734 or 954-893-0550
Online. Support, sharing and comfort for individuals who are caregivers. Offers blogs and webinars.
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