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Long Term Care
Care giving Resources
- American Health Care Association The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing nearly 11,000 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and sub acute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.
- Caregiver Assistance Network Over 30 locations in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, Clinton and Warren Counties in Ohio and in Northern Kentucky. The Network collaborates with senior centers, churches, hospitals and other entities to co-sponsor free monthly support groups and informational meetings for family and volunteer caregivers.
- CareGiver.com is a leading provider of support and information for those caring for the elderly, heart attack survivors, diabetes care, people with disabilities, Alzheimer’s sufferers, multiple sclerosis sufferers, those in need of long term care due to stroke, degenerative diseases, chronic illnesses. This is a resource to help family and healthcare workers cope and strive in providing the best care for patients in need.
- Family Caregiver Alliance FCA is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
- National Association for Home Care "Welcome to HomeCare Online the virtual headquarters of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC). Since its inception in 1982, NAHC has remained committed to serving the home care and hospice industry, which provides services to the sick, the disabled, and the terminally ill in the comfort of their homes."
- National Family Caregivers Association NFCA:
- Dedicated to making life better for America's family caregivers. Includes information on NFC Month, care giving resources, and services for caregivers.
- Aging-Parents-and-Elder-Care "Advice, comprehensive checklists, and links to key resources-designed to make it easier for caregivers to quickly find the information they need and avoid missing things that are important in the care for their loved one."
- American Association of Retired Persons AARP - Enhancing quality of life for all as we age. Leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service. Visit AARP website for resources on aging and retirement; discounts on drugs, travel; insurance, financial services, and a wide range of unique benefits and products for members
- Eldercare Web Long Term Care and Eldercare Directory - ElderWeb award-winning online sourcebook for eldercare, long term care, aging, aging-in-place, home care, assisted living, nursing home, Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, and other elder care issues
- Home Modification Action Project Resource for the elderly or disabled to increase the availability and access of home modifications
- The National Council on Aging The National Council on the Aging, promoting the dignity, self-determination, well-being and continuing contributions of older persons through education, research, leadership and advocacy.
- Myziva.net: The Guide to Nursing Facilities is a completely free resource for healthcare professionals, caregivers and prospective residents and their loved ones to find, evaluate, and compare Nursing Homes across the nation. Ron Lebow Public Liaison The Guide to Nursing Facilities 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite 105, Building A Lake Success, NY 11042 Tel: 1-866-4-MYZIVA or 516-616-9600 Fax: 516-616-9306 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resource: Caregiver 911
Seek respite care
Turn responsibility over to another, either for a few hours or a few days.
Set reasonable goals
Take your feelings into account. Be realistic about what you can or cannot do.
Actively look for ways to involve other family members, friends and neighbors with your care receiver and keep them involved.
Recognize your loved one's abilities
People who need help also crave independence.
Join a support group
Support groups can let you learn, receive encouragement, and share insights and understanding with other caregivers.
Take care of yourself
Get the sleep you need Find a private place and spend time there each day. Take time to enjoy yourself and your family.