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Provides information on the rights and responsibilities of caregivers, as well as lifestyle and communication tips. There is also information on caregiving after heart surgery, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.
CAN is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering family caregivers to act on behalf of themselves and their loved ones, and to remove barriers to their health and wellbeing. They also have a Caregiver Forum available to communicate with other Caregivers.
The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation and advocacy. Their site also provides information for caregivers.
Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients. Has information in Spanish, Chinese and Russian too.
American Heart Association (AHA) Fact Sheets on Caregiving
This guide offers the information, support, and resources needed for caregiving. In addition to advice on maintaining one's own health and relieving stress, topics include medical terms and procedures, tips for doctor visits, ways to avoid mistakes in medicines, safety around the home, and the most common health problems.
The author, Gail Sheehy, knows firsthand the trials, fears, and rare joys of caregiving. Here, she identifies eight crucial stages of caregiving and offers insight for successfully navigating each one. Most important, however, she points out that you don't have to be alone in this process. This book can help turn a stressful, life-altering situation into a journey that can be safely navigated and from which everyone can benefit.
This book allows general readers working with stroke survivors to make sense of the confusing variety of diagnoses and treatment options. It also explores the challenges the recovering stroke patient and the recovering family will face.
This book takes a compassionate look at the vast landscape of an illness experience. Written by a licensed counselor and certified psychotherapist this book offers assistance to survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals by likening an illness experience to a long physical journey.
Here, the longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elderly care and the founder of the New Old Age blog shares her frustrating, heartbreaking, enlightening, and ultimately redemptive journey, providing us along the way with valuable information that she wishes she had known earlier.
Advice and resources from the author and twenty-four other professionals show how to give your loved one the best quality of life possible without sacrificing your own life, health, career, relationships, or financial stability.
This site lets you create a Care Community and then invite friends and family to join. This can help with coordination of care and include a schedule and tasks which community members can volunteer for.
Mardigian Wellness Resource Center
Frankel Cardiovascular Center
Level 2 off the Atrium
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