Helpful Links for Caregivers

The Edel Caregiver Institute is here to help.
We can suggest helpful classes or support groups at our Center, perhaps provide a volunteer companion, or can connect you with resources in our local community.

Call our office at 912.629.1331

There is also a wealth of on-line resources available.
Here are a few of our favorite sites:

The Caregiver Space
A non-profit dedicated to providing a supportive online space where caregivers can share their stories, tap into resources and learn from the real experts: other caregivers. They can tap into their community to get comfort, share stories, and find solutions at any hour of the day or night.

Caring Across Generations
Seven in ten Americans will need home care at some point due to disability or the simple process of getting older. Caring Across Generations is building a national movement of the “caring majority” by addressing four major program areas: culture change work; local, state and federal policy advocacy; online campaigning; and field activities and civic engagement.

Coastal Regional Commission: The Area Agency on Aging
The vision of CRC’s AAA is that all seniors, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers residing in Coastal Georgia will have access to information and services that promote physical health, mental well-being and options for living that ensure personal dignity and individual choice.

Eldercare Locator
The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

Family Caregiver Alliance
The FCA was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It strives to illuminate the caregivers’ daily challenges to better the lives of caregivers nationally, provide them the assistance they need and deserve, and champion their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.

Lewy Body Dementia Association
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and promoting scientific advances. The Association’s purposes are charitable, educational, and scientific.

National Alliance for Caregiving
A non-profit coalition of national organizations focused on improving the lives of family caregivers, the Alliance was created to foster research, conduct policy analysis, develop national programs, and increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. It is dedicated to improving quality of life for families and their care recipients through research, innovation, and advocacy.

Respect a Caregiver’s Time (ReACT)
ReACT is an employer-focused coalition seeking to create a supportive business environment where the challenges faced by caregivers juggling the demands of both work and caregiving for an adult with a chronic age-related disease are understood and recognized by employers so that employees can better meet their personal and professional responsibilities.

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
The Institute, a service unit of Georgia Southwestern State University, has a mission to provide caregivers with effective supports to promote caregiver health, skills and resilience. It also recognizes the need to provide greater recognition for professional and family caregivers, and focuses on helping caregivers coping with chronic illness and disability across the lifespan.

Today’s Caregiver
Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. Caregiver.com includes topic specific newsletters, online discussion lists, back issue articles of Today’s Caregiver magazine, chat rooms and an online store; all developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.

US Department of Veterans Affairs
This site provides information on services available to the family caregivers of a veteran. The VA values the caregiver’s commitment as a partner in their pledge to care for those who have “borne the battle,” and they have several support and service options designed with caregivers in mind. The programs are available both in and out of the home and help care for both the Veteran and the caregiver. 1.855.260.3274.

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App designers are creating more than just games these days. In fact, many are creating tools that make life easier, more manageable, or simply more fun for people everywhere. All of these have been user-approved, receiving a rating of 3 stars or more, and most are free (or almost free!).

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the signs, please see a doctor. Early diagnosis gives you a chance to seek treatment and plan for the future.

Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for Seniors with Medicare
Sadly, senior citizens are especially susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, 1 in 5 people 65 or older have one or more mental health or substance abuse conditions.