Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Online Caregiver Resources

CNAP agencies provide services to both seniors and their caregivers.  The additional online resources listed below may also be of interest.



AlzOnline is an American site which provides education, information and support to help those caring for relatives or friends with Alzheimers.


Canadian Virtual Hospice offers information and support on loss, grief, palliative and end-of-life care.



Caregiver Exchange  provides a wide breadth of information with handbooks on caregiver supports, end-of-life care, advance care planning and much more.  It is a mini-site of thehealthline.ca, a partnership between thehealthline.ca Information Network, a non-profit organization, and the Community Care Access Centres of Ontario. 




Caregiver Stress  features resources for caregivers to care for themselves when caring for a loved senior.




Family Caregiver Alliance provides articles and tips targeted at Americans but the information is equally useful to Canadian caregivers. 




Helpguide.org is another American website that offers solid information for caregivers.




Mayo Clinic is an American medical site that focuses caregiver advice on Alzheimers but also offers advice on how to deal with such issues as caregiver stress and depression. 


Paula Span, the New York Times' blogger of "The New Old Age” talks about the physical, psychological and financial risks that caregivers face, the legal documents older adults should complete and sources of help in this 50-minute video. 




Public Health Agency of Canada offers some advice on how caregivers can implement self-care.


Service Canada  advises caretakers about the kinds of financial assistance they may be eligible for.




The Family Caregiver provides a wide range of articles, resources, forums and other information.   


Toronto Central Healthline provides a comprehensive list of resources caregivers and much more specifically targeted at Toronto residents.




Victorian Order of Nurses – provides this caregiving guide which prepares caregivers on what to expect and how they can ensure their own self care while caring for their loved one. 




Videocaregiving.org uses videos to discuss the challenges faced by caregivers. 




WebMD gives basic information on those who are new to caregiving with planning worksheets and suggestions on how to reduce burnout.