Caregiving Resources


When Mom and Dad Need Help: Help your family achieve the quality of life you all deserve by Mike Campbell – This book educates the reader about all the different long-term care options available in the market and provides them with an easy-to-follow step-by-step plan to find the quality care option that is the best fit for their loved ones.

Mike Campbell has provided FREE CHECKLISTS to conduct telephone surveys, tours and interviews of all the various senior housing and care options. http://www.iffenwen.com/checklists.html

Barbara McVicker just released her new PBS-TV special Stuck in the Middle: caring for Mom and Dad which aired nationwide. She is an eldercare expert, national speaker, and author of:

Stuck in the Middle :shared stories and tips on caring for Mom and Dad

Before Things Fall Apart: Preparing to care for Mom and Dad and the companion The Essential Workbook

www.BarbaraMcVicker.com

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families.
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families. Read more: www.mesothelioma.com

Mesothelioma Symptoms is an extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the Symptoms of Mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, as well as mesothelioma life expectancy. www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com

Mesothelioma – The Mesothelioma Center assists its visitors who have been affected by asbestos-related disease, including recommending caregiving facilities and hospices for those who are caring for a loved one.
http://www.asbestos.com/

Boca Home Care Services Please visit www.bocahomecareservices.com

Sandra W. Haymon, Ph.D.
Baby Boomers- Sandwiched Between Retirement & Caregiving
www.BabyBoomersSandwich.com

National Center for PTSD: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
National Suicide Hotline: 1800-273-2755

Anne Bland author of Breathe – A True Story of Letting Go of My Parents Gracefully, For I Will See Them Again
www.breathe-annebland.com

The Caregiver Relief Fund
Website: www.caregiverrelieffund.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Caregiver-Relief-Fund/225706396963?ref=ts
Twitter: Carerelieffund

Pamilla deLeon-Lewis – Breast Cancer expert

http://www.pamilladeleon-lewis.com

Senior Housing Referrals and Placement – Christine Miller
http://heartsandhomesforseniors.com
HeartsandHomesRadioShow
www.blogtalkradio.com/christine-miller

MaturityMatters.net – A wonderful website with answers to your various aging questions.

The Well Spouse™ Association (WSA) is a nonprofit organization which advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse or partner. We offer peer to peer support and educate health care professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique issues “well” spouses face every day. WSA was founded in 1988 by a group of 10 who got together as a result of Maggie Strong’s book Mainstay: for the Well Spouse of the Chronically ill, published in 1987. Now the membership is close to 2000. WSA offers: an online discussion Forum; a quarterly printed newsletter with stories by members; a twice-monthly e-newsletter with caregiving stories and helpful information; local face-to-face support groups throughout the U.S. and some in Canada; respite weekends; mentoring by fellow members; website containing many stories and resources regarding spousal caregiving; an annual conference.
Contact info for Well SpouseTM Association, support for spousal caregivers:
www.wellspouse.org
Email: info@wellspouse.org
63 West Main Street, Suite H, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 800-838-0879

Silverplanet.com – a place for getting answers and support

Brain Injury Association of Utah – Helping families and professionals dealing with any form of brain injury. www.biau.org

Morningside Retirement and Health Services: www.mrhsny.org – Article about Morningside – “The New Old Age” by Paula Span: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/when-the-neighborhood-is-the-retirement-village/

United Hospital Fund of New York for a “NORC Blueprint” for startups: www.uhfnyc.org

Senior Housing and Care Options: APlaceforMom.com 866-691-2427

You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers. Information and a book cover can be found at http://www.writeradvice.com/ywmtdw.html.

Journaling workshops called Journaling: Gateway to Self-Discovery. The next one starts on January 19, 2010. Special workshops for groups of four or more are held by arrangement. They can be done through e-mail and or in person for people living within a 35 mail radius of Danville, CA. E-mail Lgood67334@comcast.net with your needs.

The best resource is Writer Advice’s Journaling for Caregivers pages, found at http://www.writeradvice.com/ywmtdw.html

AgeInPlace.com: a website focused on major topics around aging in place, including home modifications, real estate, assistive technology, finances and others.

AgeInPlacePros.com: a website for those who provide services and goods to older people, focusing on local businesses meeting community needs brought on by the age boom.

Caring News (www.caringnews.com)
Information, Advice and Support for adult caregiving. Includes articles and resources to assist family caregivers and healthcare professionals who desire information about home care services.

Senior Home Care Blog: (http://www.rightathome.net/seniorhomecare)
This blog will share what you need to know about senior home care in general, specific home care services, special care situations, client success stories, payment options, etc.

RightatHome.net: Right at Home is a national in home care and assistance agency. They provide trained, insured and bonded caregivers for a variety of home care and home health care needs.

Patricia Smith, founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project,
has published To Weep For A Stranger: Compassion Fatigue In
Caregiving. Along with in-depth explanations of compassion fatigue and
its symptoms and causes, the paperback features the following
comprehensive chapters:

Chapter 1: When Caring Too Much Hurts
Chapter 2: What Is Compassion Fatigue?
Chapter 3: Burdens Of The Chosen
Chapter 4: The Decision To Heal
Chapter 5: Standards Of Self-Care
Chapter 6: To Family Caregivers
Chapter 7: To Those Entering The Helping Professions
Chapter 8: When the Workplace Suffers
Chapter 9: To Weep For A Stranger

To order direct from the Createspace website for only $15, visit:

http://www.createspace.com/3393286
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Workbooks:
Healthy Caregiving: A Guide to Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue Level 1 -
Presenter’s Guide www.createspace.com/3363699

Healthy Caregiving: A Guide to Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue Level 1 -
Student Guide www.createspace.com/3363698

CF Marketplace: http://www.cafepress.com/CFMarketplace

To Weep for a Stranger: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving
www.createspace.com/3393286 (available 7/14/09