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AARP AARP supplies information about caregiving, long-term care and aging, including publications and audio-visual aids for caregivers.
AgingCare.com AgingCare.com helps people caring for elderly parents find support, resources and information, as well as a place to connect with other caregivers. AgingCare.com has a comprehensive collection of articles, news, product information, as well as a team of elder care experts who answer the many tough questions caregivers have about caring for their loved ones. Most importantly, AgingCare.com provides a community in which caregivers can connect with others in similar situations, to share ideas and help each other through the tough times. 
AGIS Network We strive to provide caregivers with free access to the broadest possible range of worthwhile eldercare information. To do so, we combine our own content with material from many other unbiased sources.
CareCentral CareCentral is a personalized web service that allows users to create a private, secure online community for loved ones during significant health events. It is a free tool to update friends and family, organize and schedule offers to help, and encourage messages of hope, providing support when it is most needed.
CareConnection.com The site, owned by HealthCentral.com, offers in-depth resources from trusted sources, interactive tools, and connections to leading experts and caregivers who share their experiences and inspiration.
Caregiver Handbook A 224-page local guide for caregivers of elders in the Denver metropolitan region. Published in 2002. Free, although limited quantities are available. One copy per request.
Caregiver.Com Caregiver.com produces Today's Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers, the "Sharing Wisdom Caregivers Conferences", and web site which includes topic specific newsletters and online discussion lists.
Caregivinghelp.org CAREgivinghelp.org is free, interactive website featuring short video and text educational modules on a variety of caregiving topics, frequently asked questions that cover the different phases of caregiving, an online community monitored by a geriatric care specialist, exercises to help caregivers "take a moment" for themselves, and a comprehensive listing of resources.
CarePages CarePages are free, private web pages that make it easy to reach out and receive messages of support and to stay connected to family, friends, co-workers and others who care about you and your loved one. The service is available to anyone caring for a loved one, but may be particularly helpful to those who have recently found themselves in a care giving role. 

Case Management Resource Guide

Search their database for more than 150,000 diverse listings.   

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) Assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population. 

Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles

The State of Colorado allows you to name one or two emergency contacts linked to your driver’s license.  This helps the police to quickly identify your contacts in an emergency.  This information can only be accessed by law enforcement or public safety authorities in the event of the license holder’s injury or death as a result of an accident, criminal act or other emergency situation. 

Compassionate Friends This group offers telephone support and understanding to families who have lost a child. They maintain a resource library and have a national chapter network and newsletter.
Disability Info – Federal Government Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits.
Eldercare Locator The Eldercare Locator is the first step to finding resources for older adults in any U.S. community. Just one phone call or Website visit provides an instant connection to resources that enable older persons to live independently in their communities. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. 
Family Caregiver Alliance This state-by-state resource is intended to help you locate government, nonprofit, and private programs in your area. It includes services for family caregivers, as well as resources for older or disabled adults living at home or in a residential facility. It also includes information on government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and much more.
Family Voices, Inc. Family Voices offers information on healthcare policies relevant to special needs children in every state. 
Friends' Health Connection Friends' Health Connection links persons with illness or disability and their family caregivers with others experiencing the same challenges. 
Healing Project The Healing Project is dedicated to providing support, education, resources, and help to those who face life-threatening and life-altering diseases and encourages those who have a personal story to share can submit an essay that will provide insight, hope, courage, and healing to those who may be newly diagnosed or living with the disease.
Lotsa Helping Hands A simple, immediate way for families facing the challenges of long-term caregiving or caring for an aging loved one to organize and communicate with other family members, friends, and neighbors. It’s an easy-to-use, private group calendar, specifically designed for coordinating visits or help with meals delivery, rides, and other tasks necessary for life to run smoothly. It’s also a place to securely share vital medical, legal, or financial information with designated family members while keeping these ‘circles of community’ informed with status updates, message boards, and more.
National Alliance for Caregiving Dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers. 
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. 
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Geriatric care managers (GCMs) are health care professionals, most often social workers, who help families in dealing with the problems and challenges associated with caring for the elderly. This national organization will refer family caregivers to their state chapters, which in turn can provide the names of GCMs in your area. This information is also available online. 
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) Works to improve the quality of life of family caregivers. Provides information, education, support, public awareness and advocacy.  800-896-3650
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development (RCI) RCI provides educational programs for caregivers, conducts research, and disseminates information about caregiving. 
Share the Care Seeks to inform and educate healthcare providers, corporations, communities, clergy, universities, and individuals about Share The Care, a model that details how ordinary people can create and operate a unique extended family-type support system to care for a friend or loved one, whether for a month or for years. We also provide links among caregivers and providers to evolve and continually develop our model through evidence-based evaluations and feedback from caregivers and providers. 
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network Caring for Caregivers information sheet. 
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network Caregiver’s Guide to Self-Health: Solving Problems and Reducing Stress. 
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network Healthy Living: Relationships. 
Strength for Caring Strength for Caring is an online resource and community for family caregivers that helps family caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves. Strength for Caring is part of The Caregiver Initiative, created by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
U.S. Administration on Aging The Administration on Aging is the official federal agency dedicated to the delivery of supportive home and community-based services to older individuals and their caregivers. The AoA Web site has a special section on family caregiving.
Well Spouse Association The only national organization focusing exclusively on the needs of all spouses caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled husband, wife, or partner.  Let others who have “been there and done that” help you face the challenges of long-term caregiving.
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