Caregivers are likely to experience enormous stress from their responsibilities. We must often learn through trial and error the best ways to help a loved one while at the same time, maintain our own lives.
Do you need to talk with other caregivers? Share tips and strategies? Ask for support during a difficult period? Here are some online resources that can help.
We developed this list of caregiver support resources to help you understand some of the options which are available.
Family Caregiver Alliance, founded in 1977, was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the U.S. to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA serves as a public voice for caregivers, offering them assistance and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
National Family Caregivers Association represents the more than 25 million family caregivers in this country. NFCA provides information and education, support and validation, public awareness and advocacy.
National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) is a non-profit joint venture, created in 1996 to support family caregivers of the elderly and the professionals who serve them. There are three NAC partners – the American Society on Aging, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Contact your local State office if you have questions or would like to talk with someone in person about your situation. Guam GetCare staff are available to help you.