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Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
"Caring for elderly loved ones at home or in a nursing facility is commonplace, but figuring out how to do it well is a challenge faced by many families.'s Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues offers expert advice to help you handle the everyday challenges caused by common senior illnesses and conditions."

Eldercare Locator
Connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. FCA now offers programs at national, state and local levels to support and sustain caregivers.  
"This web site offers assistance for families providing home care for the elderly or chronicly ill by providing suggestions of how to deal with the inevitable problems that may crop up. There are fact sheets on topics such as legal issues, emotional issues and long-distance care as well as health and physical issues designed to make the caregiving relationship less stressful."

Independent Living
This report from AARP presents a new agenda for examining, building and retrofitting our communities to support successful aging.

National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

National Family Caregivers
The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age.

A site devoted to helping seniors maintain independence in their own homes with safety and dignity.