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Al-Anon and Alateen

Support, hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. Find a local meeting by calling 1-888-425-2666. Or explore electronic meetings

Breast Cancer Hotline: 1-800-977-4121

The ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis), formerly Y-ME National Breast Cancer Hotline is a free, confidential resource for information about breast cancer and support; staffed by trained peer counselors who are breast cancer survivors. Call 1-800-977-4121 (English)

Caregiver Resources - Long-term care at home

Caregiver Resource guide from the nonprofit Family Caregiver Alliance (based in San Francisco) includes a page for finding an in-home service provider. 19 pages, 2008

Caregivers: What They Spend, What They Sacrifice, 2007 (pdf)

A survey in June-July, 2007, by the National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare Health Plans (part of UnitedHealthcare) calculated that family caregivers spend an average $5531 a year caring for older loved ones. Long-distance caregivers had the highest average expenses at $8728 per year. November 2007; 46 pages

CaringBridge - Free Websites for Your Support Group  Editor's Pick

Stay in touch with your personal support group by creating a free, personalized website at CaringBridge, a nonprofit organization that provides support and helps you connect with family and friends during critical illness, treatment and recovery. Password protected for privacy

Choosing a Support Group (American Cancer Society)

All different types of support groups and survivor networks for cancer (e.g. type of cancer, stage, peers, etc.) The American Cancer Society aims to help consumers with this disease.

Directory of Health Support Groups

Healthfinder provides links to support groups on specific conditions and diseases. In addition, you may wish to check your local hospital's website, for a listing of support groups in your neighborhood

Eldercare Locator - Search services for independent living  Editor's Pick

US Department of Health and Human Services provides a free public service through the US Administration on Aging, to help seniors and caregivers find resources anywhere in the country. In addition to the website, you may call 1-800-677-1116 on weekdays to speak with someone who can help (English or Spanish)

Iowa Senior Centers, Care Management, Alzheimers, Hospice Care, Elderly, Family Caregiver Support  Editor's Pick

The Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging provides interactive database to find support services for seniors in each county in Iowa. Services include assisted living, congregate meals, transportation assistance and driving evaluation, chore services and many others less common. Shows addresses, telephone and website links for many organizations including area agencies on aging. Great support site

MinnesotaHelp.info - Online Directory of Resources for Seniors & Others  Editor's Pick

MinnesotaHelp.info is an online directory of services designed to help seniors and others identify resources within Minnesota. Ideal for caregivers. Click on Housing (for help with senior housing, assisted living), Nursing Homes, food and nutrition, assistive technology, transportation, help in your home, and much more. Can call 800-333-2433

Patient Rights and Patient Advocacy Resources

Resources on topics such as Confidentiality, Informed Consent, Disabilities, and End of Life Decisions. MedlinePlus

PatientsLikeMe Online support: ALS, HIV, MS, Mood, Parkinson's

Online support communities of patients helping patients with health conditions related to ALS, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis; Depression, Bipolar, OCD, PTSD and other mental health conditions; Fibromyalgia, Parkinson's Disease, more. Commercial venture where any person can contribute information. Organization costs covered by partnerships with pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and others. Read the privacy policy

Resources for Caregivers of Seniors

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Inc. has compiled an extensive list of resources for seniors and their caregivers. Categories include associations, community/social services, government and care management

Support Groups for Mental Illness  Editor's Pick

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has a terrific Web site listing and linking support groups all across the country for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. Has over 1,200 local affiliates

Tips and Guides - Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

Practical help on topics like selecting a nursing home or using home health care, or how to communicate with health insurance people. Caregiver Action Network was formerly National Family Caregivers Association

Other Helpful Listings

Crystal Meth Anonymous

A 12 step fellowship (free) for those in recovery from addiction to crystal meth. Meetings held all over the country. Easy-to-use directory if you use the state lists, rather than the distance function

Find a Geriatric Care Manager

Search for what is here referred to as an Advanced Aging Life Care specialist. The Aging Life Care Association was formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Inc. This national directory is easy to use. Credentials of members listed will vary widely. The credentials of the Advanced Professionals may be the most useful. Not all areas of the US are covered.

Mountain States Genetics Network

Resources for the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders, including an online directory of genetic support groups. Focus is on services in eight states: AZ, CO, MT, NM, NV, TX, UT and WY

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