Online Resources and Books for Caregivers

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There are many reliable resources available to caregivers, both in print and online.

Books
Always on Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers, by Carol Levine. (United Hospital Fund, 2000). ISBN: 1881277534
Understand the realities that people who care for loved ones and friends face each and every day. Find practical advice and resources for finding support and working with the health care system.

The Caregiver's Book: Caring for Another, Caring for Yourself, by James E. Miller. (Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1996). ISBN: 0806629851
Get a compassionate view of the caregiver's roles, feelings and experiences plus practical and reassuring suggestions for renewing strength and hope.

Caregiving in the New Millennium, by Eboni Green. (Green Publishing, 2001). ISBN: 0971558205
Explore the many different types of caregivers who take care of loved ones. Find general information on health issues, caregiver assessment tools, tips for addressing the emotional needs of the caregiver and more.

I'll Take Care of You: A Practical Guide for Family Caregivers, by Joseph A. Ilardo, Ph.D. and Carole R. Rothman, Ph.D. (New Harbinger Pubns., 1999). ISBN: 1572241659
What does it mean to be a caregiver? Get advice on how to deal with special situations, how to seek outside help and how to cope with uncomfortable feelings, burnout and the death of a loved one.

Quick Tips for Caregivers, by Marion Karpinski. (Healing Arts Communications, 2000). ISBN: 0965387399
Learn basic home-based caregiving procedures and get practical suggestions for reducing stress and getting outside support.

Websites
Connect with organizations experienced in supporting caregivers. You’ll find information about advanced directives, living wills, power of attorney and more.

Caregivers Action Network
http://www.caregiveraction.org/

Empowering Caregivers
http://www.care-givers.com/

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp

Caregiver.com
http://www.caregiver.com/

Administration on Aging (AoA)
http://www.aoa.gov/

Caring for the Ages: A Monthly Newsletter for Long-Term Care Practitioners
http://www.caringfortheages.com/