Caregiver Resources

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4 Tips for Caregivers During the Chaos of the Diagnosis
Have a loved one who is newly diagnosed? Cameron Von St. James, husband and caregiver, to Heather, a mesothelioma survivor, discusses tips to deal with the chaos of a diagnosis.

Caregiver Stress & Burnout: Tips for Regaining Your Energy, Optimism, and Hope 
In partnership with Harvard University, HelpGuide.org offers pragmatic advice for maintaining your health and wellbeing while taking care of your loved one.

The Challenge of Caregiving + 5 Ways to Approach It As You Would Yoga 
For those who enjoy yoga and its philosophy, this article is “enlightening”.

Inner Strength Meditation for Caregivers - YouTube
Those who wish to try guided meditation only have to go as far as their tablet or computer. This is just a sample of what is available searching “YouTube Guided Meditation for Caregivers”.

How to Relieve the Stress of Caring for an Aging Parent
This TEDX talk is one of dozens on the subject of caregiving and the “sandwich” generation. Click on it and many more will appear for viewing.

Caregiver stress fact sheet | womenshealth.gov 
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health has compiled worksheets, tips and resources for caregivers from public and private-sector sources. Through this site you can also navigate to Medicare and Medicaid pages with information about disability and other reimbursement programs.

Eldercare Locator
This site allows the user to search by zip code for eldercare agencies, both public-sector and nonprofit. It is a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Alzheimer's Association - Community Resource Finder for Caregivers
Alzheimer’s disease can effect individuals as young as 30-something and those who develop it may live for decades with progressively worsening symptoms. Caregivers can find help taking care of loved ones living with early, middle and advanced-stage Alzheimer’s as well as support groups in their neighborhood.

Mesothelioma Caregiver Support | mesothelioma.com
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer, that can affect anybody those who have been exposed to asbestos in their lifetime. This disease has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Those who are diagnosed are typically given 12-21 months to live. Caregivers of mesothelioma patients play a crucial role, and often times are there to support them in their end of life.

Caregiver Action Network
One of the most robust sources of caregiver Information online comes from the Caregiver Action Network (CAN). A national, non-profit advocacy organization, CAN offers a variety of links to specific areas of interest and a good search function. 

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA)
WRAAA is a state designated agency that serves older adults and disabled residents in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. Search this site for access to community services, public events and federal, state and local programs and benefits information.