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Helpful places to turn

Posted by Staci Blinn  

A stroke in the family is sudden, unexpected and challenging to a caregiver. National Stroke Association developed the Careliving Guide to assist family members throughout the caregiving process.

Another place to turn for support is the Careliving Community—an online network for caregivers to connect with others, share stories, discuss issues and support one another.

Here’s a list of other resources that may help to meet the needs of caregivers:

• Caregiver Action Network: Serves family caregivers across the United States. Provides education, peer support, and resources to caregivers. Their services are provided free of charge. Check out the Family Caregiver Toolbox, which is full of useful resources to benefit caregivers and their families.

• Family Caregiver Alliance: Provides information for family caregivers in many different roles. Also provides an interactive map–just click on your state and see what resources are available to you.

• Caregiver Newsletter: Provides twice-weekly newsletters discussing a wide array of caregiving topics. Sign up here.

• Benefits Checkup: Find which benefit programs can help you pay for medications, healthcare, food, utilities, and more. This site is brought to you by the National Council on Aging.

• Paying for Senior Care: Medical costs can add up quickly and Medicare and insurance doesn’t cover everything. Paying for Senior Care is dedicated to helping people find the assistance. Check out the Resources Locator Tool to see what help might be available to you and your family.

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