Caregiving Resources


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

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

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

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

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

Morningside Retirement and Health Services: http://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/

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.   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.

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 http://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.

Patricia Smith, founder of the Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project, has published To Weep For A Stranger: Compassion Fatigue In Caregiving.  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 http://www.createspace.com/3363699

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