For Family Caregivers

Here are web-based resources that may be helpful to you:

Alzheimer’s Association
http://www.alz.org/

National organization dedicated to education, research, and advocacy. The website has educational resources online.


Alzheimer’s North Carolina
http://www.alznc.org/

A North Carolina-based resource for caregivers. AlzNC offers counseling, support groups, resource and referral services, funding and more.


Bathing Without a Battle
http://bathingwithoutabattle.unc.edu

This website provides information and training about how to bathe persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias without causing agitation or discomfort.


Benefits Check-up
http://benefitscheckup.org

This website provides information about what public benefits may be available to you, and how to access them.


The Carolinas Center
http://cchospice.org/resources/

The Carolinas Center serves North and South Carolina by providing educational resources, guides, and tools on Hospice Care, Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care, and other end of life topics.


Directory of Family Caregiver Specialists/Area Agencies on Aging
https://ncdhhs.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/documents/files/FamilyCaregiverContacts.pdf

A county-by-county directory of North Carolina Area Agencies on Aging and their designated family caregivers specialists. Area Agencies on Aging are resources to answer questions, provide guidance, services, and referrals to older adults and their caregivers.


Family Caregiver Alliance
https://www.caregiver.org

This website provides online educational resources for caregivers, including strategies, tips, facts, and online caregiver support groups.


Legal Aid Society of North Carolina
www.legalaidnc.org

The Legal Aid Society of NC offers free legal assistance at the Senior Legal Help Hotline. They can assist with wills, powers of attorney, public benefits, abuse and neglect, nursing home/assisted-living discharges, and other services.


NIA ADEAR Center
http://nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers

A complicated website on information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias maintained by the National Institute on Aging.  Most useful aspect of the site for most family caregivers is to look under “publications.”  There you’ll find a lot of free, downloadable fact sheets.


SHIIP: Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program
http://www.ncdoi.com/SHIIP/Default.aspx

SHIIP is a state-run service that provides free counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare and long-term care insurance.