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Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiver Support

Boomers Caring for Multigenerational Families

Caregiver Support

Caregiving from a Distance

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Hospital Discharge

Websites for Seniors and Caregivers

Alzheimer's Disease: Caregiver Support

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: MedlinePlus
Specially designed for caregivers, this source from the National Library of Medicine provides information from government agencies and national organizations. Topics include: Overviews, Coping, Specific Conditions, Related Issues, Tutorials, Videos, Financial Issues, Directories, Organizations, Law and Policy, and more.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
Sections include About Alzheimer's, Find Help, For Caregivers, News and Highlights, Alzheimer's FAQs. From the National Institute on Aging.

Caregiver Glossary 
Topics include definitions and links to more information. From the
Alzheimer’s Association.   

Dementia & Alzheimers Caregiver Center 
Another resource from the Alzheimer’s Association. Topics on this page include getting day-to-day help, Support, Planning for the future, Message Board and Blog, and Care Training. Tabs at the top lead to more information on Daily Care, Stages & Behaviors, Safety, Care Options, Financial & Legal Planning.

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Boomers Caring for Multigenerational Families

The Sandwich Generation: Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-aged Americans
Provides the results of a report by the Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends.

Sandwich Generation 
The organization provides helpful information, including an advice blog, for adults who are caring for aging parents and children under the age of 18.

Life (Part 2): The Sandwich Generation
Part of the second episode of PBS video,
Life. This episode discusses adults balancing care for both parents and children. Includes transcript of this segment and links to other, related videos, including The Big Squeeze.

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Caregivers Support

National Family Caregiver Support Program - Wyoming Department of Health
Information about participation in this program in Wyoming. For more information about the federal legislation, visit the Administration on Aging page.

Caregiver Action Network
This organization provides resources, advice, peer support, caregiving information and advocates for caregiving.

Caregiver Health
Information from the American Medical Association provides advice on staying healthy while caregiving. Topics include Family Caregiving Issues, Health Risks, Caregiver Self Assessment Tool, and Scoring & Next Steps.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Provides information on public policy & research, caregiving information & advice, factsheets & publications, Newsletters, Groups, and Press releases.

Caregiving from a Distance

So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers about Long-Distance Caregiving 
“Using a question-and-answer format, this beautifully illustrated, 44-page booklet offers information about caregiving from afar. It explores topics such as complex family relationships, legal issues, housing options, and advance directives.” From the
National Institute on Aging. 

Obstacles to Long-Distance Caregiving: Caring for Your Loved One from Far Away 
This page from
AARP provides useful information and links to supplemental resources.

Caring from a Distance
This organization provides support for long-distance caregivers. Tabs to additional information include What to Do, Service Directories, You’re Not Alone, Difficult Choices, Library, Links and Our Family Folder, which provides a password protected area for personal health records.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:

GrandFamilies Resources
"Lists of public and private assistance to help grandparents and other relatives raising children." Topics include Getting Started; Education, Childcare & Special Needs; Family Challenges; Finances; Health; Legal; Support; Health. From AARP.org

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 
"Find grandparent programs in your state and get information about benefits, assistance and more." Topics include: Benefits & Assistance, Health & Safety Resources, Data & Publications, State Resources. From USA.gov

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This page provides tips on Making the Adjustment, Finding Shared Activities, Taking Care of Yourself and Finding Resources.From the Child Welfare Information Network, part of the Administration on Children & Families.

Help for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Using the GrandCare Support Locator, use the form to find resources available in your area. From AARP.org

Raising Children Again

Offers information on benefits available to aid in financial support and links of additional information. From WomensHealth.gov  

When You are a Parent...Again 
Grandparens.com is a source of information for any grandparent. This page provides tips on Talking to an Attorney, Enrolling your Grandchild in School, Knowing What Your House Can Handle, Taking Care of Yourself and Finding a Support Group, Getting a Support Group for your Grandchild, and Talking to Your Grandchildren about Their Parents and Circumstances.

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Hospital Discharge

FCA: Hospital Discharge Planning: A Guide for Families and Caregivers
Family Caregiver Alliance fact & tip sheet to discharge planning. Explains discharge planning, the role of the caregiver, getting help at home, discharge from hospital to another care facility, and questions to ask.

Frequently Asked Medicare Questions: What Questions Should Medicare Patients Ask Before They Are Discharged from the Hospital?
The Medicare Resource Center provides answers to the most frequently asked Medicare questions.

Your Discharge Planning Checklist: For Patients and Their Caregivers Preparing to Leave a Hospital, Nursing Home or Other Care Setting (PDF)
This six page guide from Medicare provides a list of action items, a place to record medications and appointments and a list of resources for more assistance.

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Websites for Seniors and Caretakers

CDC Health Aging
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention creates and maintains this website. Topics include: Health Information for Older Adults; Data & Statistics; Healthy Brain Initiative; Emergency Preparedness and Older Adults; Health Disparities; Resources, Publications & Press Room; Advance Care Planning & Chronic Disease Management; States & Communities; Clinical Preventive Services; Mental Health & Aging; Health Aging Research Network; and Interactive Data Tools.

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation
Brochures from GMHF are available online through the web site, or the print brochures can be ordered. Topics include: Alcohol/Drug Abuse/Misuse; Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias; Anxiety; Caregiving; Depression; Disaster; Geriatric Psychiatry; Healthy Aging; and Sleep.

Health in Aging 
This web site was “created by the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging (FHA), to provide consumers and caregivers with up-to-date information on health and aging.” Included are news items, a blog; Aging & Health A to Z, which provides information on a number of health related topics; Find Geriatrics Healthcare Professional; Medications and Older Adults; Making Your Wishes Known; Home & Community

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
One of the 27National Institutes of Health, NIA is  “dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.Topics include: Health & Aging; Research & Funding; Newsroom; and pages of specific interest to the Public, Researchers and Health Care Providers.

NIH Senior Health
A service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, this web site is designed specifically for seniors. The text can be enlarged to accommodate vision problems, and the color can be changed to yellow text on black background. The site is searchable, or can be navigated through the alphabetical list of 50 Health Topics. Also included are Exercise Stories, to help seniors stay active, and Videos, which offers 150 short 2-5 minute videos on health topics of interest to seniors. Also included are Public Service Announcements. Free Tips on Healthy Aging is a service that will send emails containing brief messages. Training Tools provide Toolkits and lessonplans for people who work with seniors, such as Senior Centers, Public Services  Librarians, and anyone else teaching seniors how to use computers to access information.

Nursing Home Compare
A service of Medicare, this page allows you to search for nursing homes in your area and compare the quality of care. Also on this page are Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home, Nursing Home Checklist, Rights as a Nursing Home Resident, State Resources, Alternatives to Nursing Home Care, and more.

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