Agencies and Organizations

Family Caregiver Alliance

The purpose of the Family Caregiver Alliance is to support caregivers by providing online discussion groups, trainings, newsletters, fact sheets and more. The organization also advocates for the needs of family caregivers locally and nationally through research and education. It is a very comprehensive and valuable site.

www.caregiver.org

The National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations.

Woman with arm around elderly motherThe Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally. Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance’s mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients.

www.caregiving.org

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The Society of Certified Senior Advisors

The Society of Certified Senior Advisors is the organization that certifies professionals in various fields that serve seniors. The website provides extensive information on the role of Certified Senior Advisors (CSAs) and their educational qualifications, as well as a database for familes seeking a CSA in their area.

www.csa.us

The National Family Caregivers Association

The National Family Caregivers Association supports the interests and rights of family caregivers through education and advocacy. The site provides useful tools including guides, webinars, forums and a network of volunteers. A very well organized and valuable resource.

http://www.nfcacares.org/

Caring.com

Caring.com is the leading online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. Their mission: to help the helpers. They equip family caregivers to make better decisions, save time and money, and feel less alone — and less stressed — as they face the many challenges of caregiving.

More than 40 million people in the United States care for someone over age 50, yet most have little preparation or experience when they begin their caregiving journey.

To make that journey a little easier, they provide thousands of original articles, helpful tools, a comprehensive local directory of caregiving services, and the collective wisdom of an involved community.

http://www.caring.com

Caregiver Homes

Caregiver Homes™ enables elders with complex medical conditions and people with disabilities who are Medicaid-eligible to live at home. Our team works with you and your caregiver to develop a care plan and adapt the plan as your needs change.

http://www.caregiverhomes.com

AgingCare.com

A terrific resource for caregivers of Elders, this site is full of information and links to other sources that offer an extensive array of practical help. It also includes articles, tools such as a “Custom Care Guide,” and an opportunity to ask questions of experts in the field. It serves as a wonderful online community of caregivers supporting each other.

www.agingcare.com

Alzheimer’s Association

Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. They provide services to those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias; advocate for policy change and research funding; and advance research toward prevention, treatment and cure.

http://www.alz.org/

COPD Foundation

Provides information, resources, research, programs and advocacy for those suffering with COPD and those who care for them.

http://www.copdfoundation.org/

 

AARP.org/relationships/caregiving

A large site devoted to caregiving with articles, blogs, tips, tools and strategies of practical help from getting started as a caregiver right through to end of life decisions.

http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center

 

Online Resources

Lots a Helping Hands

One of a growing group of websites, this site functions as a virtual community with the purpose of helping families, friends and others share in caring for a person of any age with any disability. It’s a novel idea and one proving to serve an important purpose. A personal website within this website is devoted to the person receiving care and becomes a central place for coordinating and scheduling activities such as visits, preparing meals, rides to appointments and for sharing information and updates.

www.lotsahelpinghands.com

Today’s Caregiver

Today’s Caregiver provides support and guidance to caregivers and families.  The site provides information about specific illnesses, has online discussion groups, and provides links to resources.   The organization features an online store and a free weekly newsletter.

www.Caregiver.com

My Med Schedule

Provides reminders to take your medicine, schedule refills, and renew prescriptions.  This organization offers schedules of medications and dosage amounts for yourself and family members.  This eliminates the need to take your pill bottles to medical appointments.

www.mymedschedule.com

The Healthy Aging and Disability Unit

This organization promotes the health and wellness of the elderly and people with disabilities in the state of Massachusetts.  The organization’s mission is to improve accessibility and quality of health services and programs for the elderly and disabled.

www.mass.gov/dph/healthyaging

e Care Diary

e Care Diary provides comprehensive information, tools and resources to caregivers.  The website features online tools that make sharing information with family and other caregivers easier.

www.eCareDiary.com

National Family Caregivers Association

The National Family Caregivers Association educates and supports caregivers and removes barriers to health and well being.  The organization offers tips and tools, resources and specific healthcare information.

www.thefamilycaregiver.org

Parentgiving…The Ultimate Senior Care Resource

An online resource for home care products, expert answers to FAQs, articles on caregiving and more.

www.parentgiving.com

Safety Mom Solutions

This organization provides comprehensive consultations for in-home safety that meets your needs and your budget.  Consultations range from child proofing your home to making it easier for seniors to live independently.

www.safetymomsolutions.com

House Plans and More

House Plans and More offers a wide variety of home building resources and helpful tools all in one convenient website designed to make your search for floor plans simple and easy. They are seeing the trend for the Sandwich Generation to live with parents and grandparents and provide plans that help create the space needed for everyone to live together happily.

www.houseplansandmore.com

SentiCare

PillStation takes images of medications being loaded into the organizational bins and sends them to the Advisor Center which confirms the prescriptions match the patient.  The Advisors also issue medication reminders.

www.senticare.com

Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging is a Federal Agency which promotes home and long term care that meets the needs of patients and their caregivers.  The Agency provides resources to federal, national and local programs.

www.aoa.gov

Care Together

This website allows the caregiver to manage task lists, appointments, status updates and finding help in caring for loved ones.

www.caretogether.com

PleuralMesothelioma.com

Provides current, reliable data on all topics relating to pleural mesothelioma cancer. Offers information and a number of resources to those coping with the pulmonary cancer. From treatment options to top doctors and the best cancer centers in the United States, PleuralMesothelioma.com is a one-stop resource for pleural mesothelioma patients and their families.

www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/cancer/prognosis.php

Food and Meal Prep and Delivery

Dream Dinners

Provides monthly menu, along with additional pre-assembled dinners, sides, breads and desserts ready for purchase in one of the local stores.

You find a convenient location and choose a date and time to collect your food. Their goal is to help your family eat together at least 3 times per week.

www.dreamdinners.com

Dine Wise

Gourmet food ordered online from DineWise offers “easy meals”— gourmet frozen foods perfect for busy people. At DineWise, they are committed to improving your health. With the DineWise Diet, we provide proper portions of nutritionally balanced foods.

www.dinewise.com

Doorstep Dinners

Doorstep Dinners is a meal delivery service in Northern Virginia that uses fresh, local, organic ingredients and products to cook healthy dinners for seniors, busy professionals and new parents.
www.mydoorstepdinner.com

Let’s Dish

Offers a number of ways to provide nutritious meals for your family: You can assemble the meals yourself (the original!) at an In-store session, or have them do the customized assembly for you (“Dish-n-Dash”). You can place an order online for DishDelivery, pop in to a store location last-minute to select a Ready Made meal or two (or more!), or get the gang together for a Private Party.

www.letsdish.com

Super Suppers

With certain locations around the country, Super Suppers will prepare nutritious meals that you can ‘Grab ‘n Go’ to take home for your family or put into your freezer. Special ‘fill Your Freezer’ discount days allows you to pick up meals at great prices to stock for the month.

www.supersuppers.com

Local Meals on Wheels

A comprehensive site that covers the US and Canada for home delivered meals to Seniors as well as Senior Center Congregate meal programs.

www.mealcall.org

Peapod:

Home grocery delivery currently available in the following states:

  • Chicagoland, Milwaukee, S.E. Wisconsin, Madison, Indianapolis
  • Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Southern New Hampshire
  • Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC
  • Philadelphia, S.E. Pennsylvania

www.peapod.com

NetGrocer:

Netgrocer.com is an online grocery store delivering nationwide and to APO/FPO addresses. Complete your grocery shopping through a selection of refrigerated, frozen, and non-perishable groceries, health and beauty supplies, home, and gift items.

  • Fast, easy, enjoyable grocery shopping
  • FedEx grocery delivery right to your door  
  • Personalized shopping lists & recurring orders that help you get your grocery shopping done faster!

www.netgrocer.com

We Go Shop

Since its inception in 1999, WeGoShop.com has grown to become one of the largest, nationally expanding, full-service, personalized grocery shopping & home delivery companies in the United States, the Bahamas and Canada.

www.wegoshop.com

SafeyWay Grocery Stores

Provides home delivery in many states across the United States. Visit their website to see the locations.

www.safeway.com