Link2Care is an online information and support program for family caregivers in California. The resources on the site are specifically designed for those providing care for someone who is living with a disease-related dementia such as Alzheimer's, stroke, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. Thanks to grant funding there is no cost to members to use this online service. For more detailed information about Link2Care, please click on Information About Link2Care below.
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Free, convenient advice and support via your computer. Link2Care if for caregivers caring for people with dementia and covers every facet of caregiving for this population. You'll find help with care planning and decision making, timely articles, and a community of caring friends. You can consult an expert, one-on-one, for medical, legal and caregiving advice-it's all free, all available at your convenience. And the site is a secure, password protected site, for your privacy and confidentiality. ... Read More
Living with Congestive Heart Failure and Living with Advanced Lung Disease are guides for family caregivers produced by the Center to Improve Care of the Dying. They include patient education and self-management tips for living well with either advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) or advanced lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Because CHF and COPD have some similar features, the online manual combines the two print resources into a single education resource.
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Provides access to numerous articles that contain much good information in terms of effectively communicating with people in various stages of dementia to help them complete life rather than withdraw and close down.
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The National Alliance for Caregiving was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs and increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. The Alliance’s mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients. Established in 1996, NCA is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, ... Read More
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers. Publishes dementia caregiver tip sheets among other things.
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The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides numerous educational materials in Spanish concerning a variety of diseases and conditions. Health Topics provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders. The site contains articles on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, and other relevant topics, which you can e-mail, print, and share. New topics will be added regularly.
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The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
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Promises to Keep: Changing the Way We Provide Care at the End of Life published by the National Coalition on Health Care and The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in October, 2000. This report presents the stories of institutions and organizations that made a commitment to change and innovation to improve care at the end of life. The profiles presented in this report reflect some of the most promising pioneering efforts underway in the field of palliative care. RAND’s Center to Improve Care ... Read More
The Redwood Caregiver Resource Center (RCRC) is one of several Caregiver Resource Centers throughout California serving people with head trauma injury, dementia, Parkinson's and other brain impairment illnesses. The RCRC is located at 141 Stony Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 and provides services to the north coast region including Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Lake, Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Toll Free 800-834-1636.
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