CAREGIVER TOOL BOX

Veterans Administration Caregiver Tool Box (www.caregiver.va.gov)

family caregiver with elderly womanAs a Family Caregiver, you know better than anyone else that caring for a Veteran requires major organizational skills. Whether you are new to family caregiving or looking for fresh tips and resources, VA has created this Caregiver Tool Box to help you find tools that work for you. This page offers resources and information to help you stay on top of things and manage the daily stresses of family caregiving.   Includes information such as Diagnosis Care Sheets, Tips and Checklists for Family Caregivers, and more.

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Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (www.rosalynncarter.org)

The Rosalynn Carter Institute establishes local, state and national partnerships committed to building quality long-term, home and community- based services. We believe this begins with providing caregivers with effective supports and making investments that promote caregiver health, skills and resilience. We also believe strongly in the need to provide greater recognition and support for professional and family caregivers. Our focus includes supporting individuals and caregivers coping with chronic illness and disability across the lifespan as well as limitations due to aging.

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National Family Caregivers Association (www.nfcacares.org)

About NFCA

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is the nation's leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of caregivers  lives. Addressing the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers, regardless of their loved one's  age or diagnoses, NFCA provides education, support, and advocacy to build the confidence and capabilities of family caregivers and remove the barriers that make family caregiving so much harder than it needs to be. NFCA is known as the organization that put a face on family caregiving and brought it to the attention of the public.

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Family Caregiver Alliance (www.caregiver.org)

Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. Long recognized as a pioneer in health services, FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.

Uniting research, policy and practice, FCA established the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) to advance the development of high-quality, cost effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state in the country. The NCC sponsors the Family Care Navigator to help caregivers locate support services in their communities.

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Lotsa Helping Hands (www.lotsahelpinghands.com)

Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring Communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. Our service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online Communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide. Caregivers benefit from the gifts of much needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need.

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ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center (www.archrespite.org)

The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums.

The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels, and the Center for Lifespan Respite T/TA which is funded by the Administration on Aging (AoA) in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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