Caregivers are described as individuals or groups of individuals who provide direct care to children, the elderly, and people with chronic illnesses who require assistance in their every-day lives. In addition to the more broad collection of consumer health resources, here are a few key resources for caregivers.
An extensive resource guide with resources ranging from caregiving during COVID-19 to Medicare.
Consumer Product Information Database
Website that discloses product information, such as ingredients and chemical make ups.
Offered by the U.S. Administration on Aging, this service connects caregivers to various types of services related to elder needs.
Family Caregiver Alliance works to provide families and caregivers with services through various stages of the caregiving process—from assessment to wellness planning to legal and financial help.
Meals on Wheels works with communities to ensure no senior is left hungry or in isolation.
Caregiver information for families and veterans.
The Alzheimer's Association works on multiple levels to give pertinent information on Alzheimer's and other types of dementia to caregivers and patients.
Lewy Body Dementia Association
The second most common type of dementia, the Lewy Body Dementia Association, works to inform and assist patients and caregivers with and about the disease.
National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Caregiving
Provides tips for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease at home.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Resources for palliative and hospice care are featured on the "Caregiving" pages of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization website.
By becoming more knowledgeable about your condition, you can be better prepared to talk with your health care provider and take a more active role in your health care. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides this listing of consumer health web sites for informational use only, and does not establish a professional relationship between the users and any health care provider. These materials are not intended as a substitute for the care of a qualified health care provider.
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