Care Giver Support
Nearly 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. Many caregivers are in the sandwich generation, caregiving for both their children and their parents. Following are links to websites that we at Senior Resource Center for Douglas County have found useful to caregivers and their families.
Our Caregivers Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 2:15 – 3:45 PM at the Senior Resource Center. Private help is also available by appointment. Contact Janet at (785) 727-7873 or contact us using our online form.
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc – Advocates on aging issues, builds community partnerships and implements programs within Shawnee, Jefferson, and Douglas Counties to help seniors live independent and dignified lives.
Eldercare Locator – Connecting You to Community Services
National Family Caregivers Association – Educate. Support. Empower. Advocate.
National Caregivers Library – Find hundreds of articles, forms, checklists, links and other valuable resources.
Caring Connections – Provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for loved ones, living with an illness, or grieving a loss.
Caregiver & Assisted Living Information Resource
Caring.com – Simplifying Caregiving, Supporting Caregivers.
Support for Spousal Caregivers.
For the people helping people with Alzheimer’s.
Up to date information from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Where to go to find resources to help pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more.
The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare.
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging.
American Heart Association, Learn and Live.
Arthritis Foundation. Take Control. We Can Help.
American Cancer Society. The Official Sponsor of Birthdays.
American Diabetes Association. Information and support for you and your loved ones.
National Stroke Association.
American Parkinsons Disease Association. Ease the Burden. Find the Cure.