Caregivers Resources | Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation

Caregivers Resources

Caregiver Resources in the Ask Medicare Toolkit are designed to help caregivers address challenging issues and work effectively with Medicare to ensure their family members and friends receive the best possible care.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a number of resources for caregivers and veterans, including VA's Caregiver Support Line – (855)-260-3274. In addition, the VA has created a Caregiver Tool Box to help you find tools that work for your veteran.

The Caregiver Action Network is a family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) provides education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

The Administration on Aging mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

Lotsa Helping Hands connects people through the power of community — whether you need help or you want to provide help. You may be caring for an ill loved one, an aging parent, a child with special needs or a veteran. When people rally to help someone in their family or community, Lotsa Helping Hands makes it easy for each person to know what to do and when.

Caring Bridge provides an online space where you can connect, share, and receive support – a personalized "caring" social network, available 24/7 to anyone, anywhere at no cost.  Protected sites make it easy to post health updates during any type of health event. Family and friends visit the site to stay informed and leave supportive messages.

CarePages is an online community where visitors come together to share the challenges, hopes, and triumphs of anyone facing a life-changing health event. Their mission is to ensure that no one faces a health challenge alone.  Through personalized websites, members can relate their stories, post photos and update friends and family instantly. In turn, people who care send messages of love and encouragement. CarePages also offers a variety of resources and support tools for living a more compassionate life.

Other Resources