Top 5 Friday: Online Resource for the Family Caregiver

It is Top 5 Friday! Every month, we share the top 5 online resources you need to know about when tackling a particular topic. As part of Sound Option’s October topic of the month, we are sharing 5 online resources that every family caregiver needs to know about. 

No. 1 Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.

No. 2 Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
Information, education, and services for family caregiver, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance

No. 3 Caregiver Action Network
www.caregiveraction.org
CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to families and friends of soldiers, to adult children caring for aging parents. They are a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

No. 4 Medicare
www.medicare.gov/caregivers
This provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.

No. 5 Sound Options
www.SoundOptions.com
The experts in elder care have been serving the Puget Sound for 25 years. Find Eldercare coaching at the national level and Geriatric Care Management and In-Home Care services in the Puget Sound region. 

Published on April 18, 2014.