CAREGIVER RESOURCESStudies, Websites, Organizations
National Caregiving Studies
Best Practices in Workplace Eldercare, The National Alliance for Caregiving and ReACT, March 2012.
The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers, Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents, June 2011.
The MetLife Study of Working Caregivers and Employer Health Care Costs, New Insights and Innovations for Reducing Health Care Costs for Employers, National Alliance for Caregiving, University of Pittsburgh, and MetLife Mature Market Institute, February 2010.
Caregiving in the U.S. 2015. National Alliance for Caregiving and American Association of Retired Persons, 2015.
Websites for Caregivers
www.aginglifecare.org: The website of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers). The site includes information to assist caregivers in your role, as well as locate a care manager in your area.
www.bestfriendsapproach.com: A dignified and caring approach presented by David Troxell and Virginia Bell. An excellent resource for family and caregivers alike.
www.lotsahelpinghands.com: A site devoted to organizing the caregivers and keeping it all straight. Create a free of charge, private, web-based community to organize family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues – a family’s ‘circles of community’ — during times of need. Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with the intuitive group calendar.
www.alz.org: The site for the national organization of the Alzheimers Association. Full of great information and up to date research. Also has access to resources for caregivers, including the Safe Return Program.
www.brightfocus.org: The BrightFocus Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.