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Additional Resources

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Various caregiver web resources can provide valuable information to help you as you care for others. Visit the pages below to learn more.

AARP
The official website for AARP has important information and programs for seniors and their caregivers.

Agingcare.com
Caregivers can connect with other caregivers in online forums, and also learn about important caregiver issues.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association has information about caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as caregiver support.

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross website provides information about how to get help in case of a disaster or emergency.

American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
The American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors is a guide to help seniors prepare themselves, or how caregivers can help them be prepared for a natural disaster.

Caregiver Action Network
This site provides resources, peer support and advocacy for caregivers.

Caregiver “Feel Better Guide” and “Remembering the Loved One You Lost”
Author Victoria D Schmidt’s website has information about her two books, Finding Solitary Contentment, Ways to Handle Grief and Embrace a New Life; and Remembering the Loved One You Lost. These books can be comforting to caregivers.

Caregiver Support Groups
Find a caregiver support group in New Jersey by location or by medical condition.

Caregiver’s Assistance Act/Proposed Caregiver Tax Credit
New Jersey Legislation’s site has information about who is qualified for certain tax credits based on certain expenses paid or incurred for care and support of a qualifying senior family member.

Caregivers of NJ
This group offers support coordination for caregivers in New Jersey.

CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has tips about how to prepare yourself and your home for winter.

CIL-NET
CIL-NET offers on-location training courses, national webinars, technical assistance, peer mentoring, intensive support for centers at risk, Web-based information, training materials, fact sheets, and other resource materials. CIL-NET also has the IRLU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations.

Family Caregiver Alliance
The Family Caregiver Alliance provides caregivers with state and local programs and resources. It also includes education and support forums for those caring for an elderly or sick family member.

Family Doctor
Has information about diseases, conditions, symptoms, prevention and wellness for people of all ages.

FEMA
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has information about what to do in case of an emergency or national disaster and also how to prepare for emergencies.

National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving has resources and research for those caring for an elderly family member.

National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health has health and wellness information for older adults.

New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection
The New Jersey Aging and Disability Resource Connection provides information and assistance to the elderly, physically disabled adults, caregivers and adults looking for services or programs.

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Aging and Community Services
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Aging and Community Services is where caregivers can find information about senior programs and toll-free contact numbers for various agencies.

New Jersey Human Services
New Jersey’s Department of Human Services and Department of Disability Services complete resource directory for people with disabilities and their families/caregivers.

Next Step in Care
Next Step in Care has hospital admission and emergency room guides that have basic information about “observation status” and what questions to ask doctors.

Technology for Family Caregivers
The NFCA’s new tool to give caregivers information about new high-tech products and services available to help care for their family members.

The Caregiver Space
Where caregivers can go to find support from an understanding caregiver community, and also hear others’ stories.

United Way Northern New Jersey Caregiver Coalition
The United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregiver Coalition promotes support and action of caregiver issues, and offers free educational videos on their site.

Veterans’ Caregiver Support
A caregiver support site specifically for those caring for a veteran. It includes information about veterans’ benefits.