Websites for Family Caregivers

| By Jodi Horton

technologyFamily caregivers usually don’t have a lot of experience with caregiving or monitoring the health of another person. They usually end up in the role as a parent ages and becomes more frail, or after someone has been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness. To help you understand this new aspect to your identity, a number of websites out there offer support, advice, resources, and more.

Caregiver Action Network

The Caregiver Action Network is a caregiver organization devoted to improve the quality of life for the millions of caregivers in our country. They provide online resources, and also have a network of volunteers who reach out to family caregivers to provide education and to teach individuals how to be advocates for themselves and their loved ones. offers blogs, forums, videos, podcasts, and more, all designed to help family caregivers. It’s an opportunity to learn from others having similar struggles, to share concerns with those who understand your situation, and to feel less alone in the caregiving maze.

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

We love the variety of information available in AARP’s online Caregiving Resource Center. They have blogs, articles, resource information, and host webchats and webinars for caregivers. There’s practical information and advocacy information in addition to tip sheets and tools.


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