Many websites offer information, resources and assistance for caregivers. Information specifically for the caregiver of a veteran that are most helpful are:
www.Caregiver.VA.gov: The VA Caregiver Support Program offers a robust range of services to caregivers of a veteran. Every VA hospital in the country has a Caregiver Support Coordinator. The one for Northeast Florida is Bina Patel, LCSW at the V.A. Hospital in Gainesville: 352.339.5338
VA.gov/geriatrics/Guide/LongTermCare/Caregivers.asp: The website for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs includes many helpful links.
For caregivers of someone in the military:
HiddenHeroes.org/resources: Hidden Heroes lists several supportive organizations
MilitaryOneClick.com/15-organizations-godsends-military-caregivers: Here you’ll find 15 helpful websites for military caregivers.
Other links that are helpful to anyone:
ACL.gov: This is the site for the Administration for Community Living, offering lots of helpful information for elders and their caregivers.
ALZ.org: The Alzheimer’s Association offers an information-rich site with practical guidance for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
AARP.org/home-family/caregiving: AARP has many helpful articles, resources, blogs and more.
Caring.com: Here you’ll find informative articles for family caregivers.
Caregiver.org: The Family Caregiver Alliance offers practical information, videos and other opportunities to learn how to be an excellent caregiver.
ElderWeb.com: This is a great tool when you need to research senior living and retirement options.
AHCA.MyFlorida.com: The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is responsible for Florida’s Medicaid program, the licensure of the state’s health care facilities and sharing of health care data.
FloridaHealthFinder.gov: This AHCA website is a comprehensive clearinghouse of information about Florida health care for Florida residents.
Caregiving.org: The National Alliance for Caregiving develops national programs and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
NAMI.org: The National Alliance of Mental Illness website offers financial resources, legal information, caregiving tips and much more.
And let’s not forget the websites of our own Caregiver Coalition partners!