5 Essential Websites Every Family Caregiver Should Know About

This post and Sage Aging Podcast episode highlight my list of 5 websites every Family Caregiver Should Know About.

As someone who has been a family caregiver, educating family caregivers and leading them to quality resources is a mission I take very seriously. Whether you’re a seasoned caregiver or just getting started, the web offers a wealth of amazing resources and family caregiver support.

Let’s explore five essential websites that every caregiver should have in their toolkit. Click the player above for my quick take on the benefits of each site, and to learn a little about my personal caregiving journey.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many quality and helpful resources for older adults and their family members. I make these site recommendations with the new caregiver in mind. Having said that, they are certainly sites that I would encourage anyone with aging loved ones to bookmark.

ElderCareGuide.com

websites every family caregiver should know about

Let’s start with the obvious: ElderCareGuide.com. This one’s extra special because it’s a resource my husband and I created out of our own need for comprehensive eldercare information.

If you’re here, you’ve found us and you know that our site is packed with incredibly helpful information and tools. It’s like having a knowledgeable friend who’s always there to help you figure things out.

On this site, you’ll learn about the types of senior living options and care services. You’ll find articles, tips, and advice on a variety of topics relevant to family caregiving. Topics like health concerns, legal and financial planning, caregiving strategies, and wellness

You’ll also find helpful, downloadable checklists and worksheets. Topics include daily caregiving, choosing the right type of care, and planning for long-term care. Our printable Questions to Ask Worksheets for assisted living, home care, and nursing homes will help as you compare your companies.

Eldercare Locator

websites every family caregiver should know about

Every new family caregiver asks: “Where do I even begin?”.  For that reason, next on my list of websites every family caregiver should know about is Eldercare Locator.

Eldercare Locator is a great starting point for any caregiver. It is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It’s essentially a nationwide directory designed to connect older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources.

The primary feature of Eldercare Locator is its user-friendly interface. Simply enter a ZIP code or city or state on their website, and it will provide you with a list of eldercare services in that specific area. Most notably, your local Area Agency on Aging.

Besides connecting you to services, Eldercare Locator also provides information and articles on eldercare topics, helping caregivers and older adults understand their options and rights.

Visit their website at eldercare.acl.gov. You can also access their services by calling 1-800-677-1116. This option is particularly useful for those who prefer speaking to a representative or do not have internet access.

Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org)

websites every family caregiver should know about

Alz.org is the official website of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The site provides in-depth information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and the differences between dementia types.

It offers detailed insights into the various stages of Alzheimer’s and associated behavioral changes, helping caregivers and families understand what to expect. The site also provides resources for caregiver health and well-being, including stress management and support groups. 

Alz.org is a great place to find local resources vital to dementia caregivers, including Alzheimer’s and dementia care facilities, support groups, and community programs. Additionally, the site offers various educational programs for people with Alzheimer’s, their families, and caregivers.

Visit their website at Alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline (1-800-272-3900) for information, support, and crisis assistance.

AARP Caregiving Section

Websites every family caregiver should know about

The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) website features a dedicated section for caregivers, providing a wealth of resources, information, and support tailored to the needs of those who are caring for older adults.

AARP’s caregiving section is like a library at your fingertips, filled with articles, tools, and the latest updates. It is designed to support caregivers in every aspect of their journey by providing practical advice, emotional support, and essential information to help caregivers navigate the challenges and rewards of caring for an older loved one. Whether you are new to caregiving or have been in the role for some time, AARP’s resources can be invaluable in helping you provide the best care while also taking care of yourself.

Visit them online.

Family Caregiver Alliance

websites every family caregiver should know about

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is a nonprofit organization that offers support, education, and resources for family caregivers. Fun fact: FCA was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to create a caregiver support program that addresses the needs of families and friends in the role of a provider of long-term care at home. 

FCA provides a wealth of educational content, including webinars, online courses, and a vast library of articles and tips, covering a wide range of caregiving topics. Their website hosts an extensive collection of free publications, including practical caregiving advice, research reports, and policy updates.

FCA is active in advocating for public policy that supports and recognizes the vital role of family caregivers. They work to improve laws and policies affecting caregivers. Additionally, FCA is involved in research projects and collaborations to better understand and address the needs of family caregivers.

Visit their website

Caregivers Need Support

Every caregiver’s journey is unique, but the challenges we face often have common threads. All have better outcomes with access to good information and resources and a solid support system. Not only have these websites been helpful resources for me, but they’ve also been incredible resources for the many families we’ve assisted. I hope that by sharing my list of websites every family caregiver should know about,, I can help make your caregiving journey a little easier too.

So there you have it. My Top 5 Websites Every Family Caregiver Should Know About.


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Liz Craven
Liz Craven

Liz Craven, co-publisher of Sage Aging ElderCare Guide alongside her husband Wes, brings a blend of personal experience and heartfelt dedication to her work. Their path in eldercare started with a family story — caring for Wes' grandmother, Mabel, who faced Alzheimer's. This personal chapter not only highlighted the complexities of eldercare but also ignited their passion to support others in similar situations. Later, Liz and Wes filled the caregiver role three more times for their parents. Through the Sage Aging ElderCare Guide, Liz offers a mix of empathetic insight and practical advice, making eldercare more approachable and less daunting for families. Her commitment shines through in every piece of advice, aiming to ease the journey for others as they navigate the world of eldercare.

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