More than 60 million Americans are unpaid caregivers to family, friends and neighbors, and the need for these caregivers is predicted to continue growing as the older adult population increases, according to Mental Health America. Each year, the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) sponsors Family Caregivers Month in November as a time to recognize and honor family caregivers. CAN is a nonprofit organization that provides free education, peer support and resources to family caregivers.
5 Online Resources for Caregivers
Caregiver Action Network: Provider of free education, peer support and resources to family caregivers
AARP’s Family Caregiving Site: Resources, support line and an online support community for those taking care of loved ones
Alzheimer’s Association: Resources geared toward the special challenges faced by caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and dementia
Eldercare Locator: A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, connecting users to services for older adults and their families
The Caregiver Space: An online community for caregiver news, information exchange and private online support groups