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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.

Here are some websites you might find particularly helpful:

www.AARP.org

AARP maintains this site with lots of caregiving tips, including help for the long distance caregiver

 

www.aoa.gov
Administration on Aging

 

www.asaging.org

American Society on Aging website

 

www.benefitscheckup.org
Helps you identify what programs may improve quality of life

 

www.bouldercountyhelp.org


www.caps4caregivers.org
Children of Aging Parents provide information on caregiver health awareness, support and referral

www.caregiver.com
Today's Caregiver magazine

www.caregiver.org
Family Caregiver Alliance gives information on the Paid Family Leave Act, there's a caregiver online support group and a Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender support group

 

www.dora.state.co.us/insurance/senior/senior.htm
"Senior Health Medicare" from the CO Div. of Insurance - helps people enrolled in Medicare with questions about health insurance

 

www.eatright.org
American Dietetic Association gives nutrition and health advice

 

www.epill.com
Offers comprehensive line of practical products, from automatic pill dispensers to vibrating alarms to countdown timers

 

www.gocasa.org

CASA website

 

www.hospiceboulder.org
Boulder County Hospice. Find out details on how to improve the quality of a patient's last days by offering comfort, support and dignity


www.mayohealth.org
The Mayo Clinic will answer you questions about drugs, diseases, personal health and more

 

www.medicare.gov
The official U.S. government site for people on Medicare

 

www.nfcacares.org
National Family Caregivers Association site. You can order a free kit to help you identify signs of Alzheimer's Disease

 

www.nhpco.org
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

www.ncoa.org
National Council on Aging

 

www.nationalmssociety.org
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

www.nia.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging

 

www.parkinson.org
National Parkinson Foundation website

 

www.senioranswers.org
Colorado Gerontological Society offers answers related to Medicare/Medicaid benefits, legal issues, long-term care, and much more

www.seniorlaw.com
Information about Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled

 

www.va.org
Veterans Administration site will give you information on veterans benefits

www.wellnessbooks.com
This site has a wide variety of books on health-related issues

 

Books/newsletters 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 tmdag@co.boulder.co.us 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 bookstore...

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 Angela Heath

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

Audio...


Hardship into Hope...The Rewards of Caregiving (order through Spiritual Eldering Institute, 303-938-1277)

And Thou Shalt Honor (order through www.caregivingvideo.com)

The Spiritual Elder, by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (order through Spiritual Eldering Institute, 303-938-1277)

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caregiver self!

Answers are just a click away!

Please 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 information...

Alzheimer's
Caregiver Home Page

Long Term Care
Services
Support
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!

 

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