Useful Websites/Books for Caregivers
The Internet offers a wonderful tool for caregivers with little time, or
who are homebound, who are looking for caregiver support, health information,
eldercare resources or books to read.
are some websites you might find particularly helpful:
AARP maintains this site with lots of caregiving tips, including help for the long distance caregiver
Administration on Aging
American Society on Aging website
Helps you identify what programs may improve quality of life
Children of Aging Parents provide information on caregiver health awareness, support and referral
Today's Caregiver magazine
Family Caregiver Alliance gives information on the Paid Family Leave Act,
there's a caregiver online support group and a Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender
"Senior Health Medicare" from the CO Div. of Insurance - helps people enrolled in Medicare with questions about health insurance
American Dietetic Association gives nutrition and health advice
Offers comprehensive line of practical products, from automatic pill dispensers to vibrating alarms to countdown timers
Boulder County Hospice. Find out details on how to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort, support and dignity
The Mayo Clinic will answer you questions about drugs, diseases, personal health and more
The official U.S. government site for people on Medicare
National Family Caregivers Association site. You can order a free kit to help you identify signs of Alzheimer's Disease
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National Council on Aging
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Institute on Aging
National Parkinson Foundation website
Colorado Gerontological Society offers answers related to Medicare/Medicaid
benefits, legal issues, long-term care, and much more
Information about Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights
of the elderly and disabled
Veterans Administration site will give you information on veterans benefits
This site has a wide variety of books on health-related issues
are great sources of information and comfort...
The GO Catalog . This is the Longmont Senior Center's quarterly
publication that gives you information on classes, trips, resource and services
information for those 55+. You can pick up a copy at the Longmont Senior Center, download The GO in pdf form from our website or
call Senior Services at 303-651-8411.
Care Connections. This newsletter is designed for caregivers
and is published by Boulder County Aging Services Division. Pick up your copy
at the Longmont Senior Center or call 303-441-3570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for subscription information.
Lending Library - Boulder County Aging Services maintains a lending
library. Their library is housed in the County offices at 529 Coffman St.,
Longmont. Call 303-678-6286 for details.
The Longmont Library has a selection of books you could check out.
Try one of these to get you started...
Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging
Parents, by Clare Berman
Learning to Sit in the Silence: A Journal of
Caretaking, by Elaine Marcus Starkman
Here's some other caregiving-related books you might find at your local
Complete Idiot's Guide to Caring for Your Aging
Parents, by Linda Colvin Rhodes, Ed.D.
The Fearless Caregiver
(it can be purchased through www.caregiver.com/store)
Aging is a Family Affair, by
Victoria Bumagin and Kathryn Hirn
Your and Your Aging Parent,
by Barbara Silverstone and Helen Hyman
As Parents Age, by Joseph Illardo
Elder Care: A Six Step Guide to Balancing Work
and Family, by John Paul Marosy
The CareGiver's Companion (call
1-800-848-4735 to order)
Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love,
Loss and Renewal, by Beth Witrogen McLeod
The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step
Guide for Caregivers, by Maria Meyer and Paula Derr
Mainstay, by Maggie Strong
The Complete Eldercare Planner,
by Joy Loverde
How to Care for Aging Parents,
by Virginia Morris
Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers,
by Rosalynn Carter and Susan Golant
Long-Distance Caregiving, by
Once Upon a Lifetime, by Patricia
A. Williams (a guide to help you write your own life stories)
Long Term Planning - A Dollar and Sense Guide
(send for your copy from the National Council on Aging -www.ncoa.org/press/ltbook.htm)
Making the Moments Count: Leisure Activities
for Caregiving Relationships, by Joan Ardlof Decker
Hardship into Hope...The Rewards
of Caregiving (order through Spiritual Eldering Institute,
And Thou Shalt Honor (order
The Spiritual Elder, by Rabbi
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (order through Spiritual Eldering Institute, 303-938-1277)
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feel free to call us at 303-651-8414 for personal assistance. We're here to help!
Check out our other Longmont Caregiver web pages for helpful resources and
Caregiver Home Page
Long Term Care
Taking Care of You
Please visit our other Longmont Senior
Services web pages
for details on great programs, classes, resources & services!
We've got something for everyone!