Why am I writing about this? I’ve been there— and it was a bumpy ride...

A glimpse of some of the book’s stories and insights, each with something to tell us about ourselves.

Advice on Sibling and Family Dynamics

Organizations and websites where a family caregiver or siblings can get help.
















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Where to find, information, guidance, and professional help.

There are now a host of organizations and websites where you can get help for your family, whether you are the family caregiver or a sibling. In each category, I list first the national organizations through which you can find a professional or support group in your area that deals with caring for aging parents or a related issue.  After that I list some local resources and some of the practitioners, organizations, or authors to whom I refer in the text of THEY’RE YOUR PARENTS, TOO! 

Family Caregiver Support

Family Caregiver Alliance: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp
National Alliance for Caregiving: http://www.caregiving.org

National Family Caregivers Association: http://www.nfcacares.org/
Empowering Caregivers: http://www.care-givers.com/
Caregiving.com: On-line Support Groups/Services Listings and more: http://www.caregiving.com/
AARP: http://www.aarp.org/family/caregiving/

Children of Aging Parents: http://www.caps4caregivers.org 
Silver Connection, a free eldercare senior housing resource network: 866-421-8266
Caregiverlist.com  online tools for finding senior care options nationally, including daily prices and a professional caregiver's Caregiving Career Center
www.nextstepincare.org.  offers free, downloadable guides and checklists—most for family caregivers, others for professional health care providers—from United Hospital Fund

Older Adult Programs
Rush University Medical Center
Tel: 312.942.4436 

DARTS - Your caring connection to supportive services: www.DARTS1.org

Senior Care
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging: http://www.aahsa.org/
Lots a Helping Hands: www.Lotsahelpinghands.com 
Caregiver Community.com: www.caregivercommunity.com 
The Eldercare Team: www.eldercareteam.com  

New York:
Jewish Home LifeCarehttp://www.jewishhome.org/jewishHome/ 
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale: http://www.hebrewhome.org/index.asp?p=2 

San Francisco area:
Living Well Assisted Living at Home, a one-stop shop combining professionals from many disciplines—geriatric care and personal care to technology and home modification providers to financial managers.  http://www.livingwellalah.com/ 

Abramson Center for Jewish Life:http://www.abramsoncenter.org/
or e-mail: info@abramsoncenter.org 

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support
Alzheimer's Association: http://www.alz.org/index.asp
Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter: http://www.alznyc.org

Family Therapists and Psychologists

American Family Therapy Academy: www.afta.org/listings/states.asp
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy:http://www.aamft.org
Ackerman Institute for the Family:http://www.ackerman.org 
American Psychological Association - Division of Family Psychology: http://www.apa.org/divisions/div43
Pauline Boss: http://ambiguousloss.com/ 
Evan Imber-Black: Evanft@verizon.net
Monica McGoldrick: http://www.multiculturalfamily.org/members/monica_mcgoldrick.html 
Dr. John Rolland and Dr. Froma Walsh: www.ccfhchicago.org
Karen Gail Lewis:http://www.drkarengaillewis.com/ 


National Association of Senior Move Managers   www.nasmm.org 

Geriatric Care Managers and Social Workers
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM): www.caremanager.org
National Association of Social Workers (NASW): www.socialworkers.org
Rona Bartelstone: http://www.seniorbridge.com/team-flft-rona-bartelstone.shtml
Steve Barlam, LivHOME: http://www.livhome.com/  
Patricia L. Mulvey, Solutions at Home, Jewish Home Lifecare: http://www.jewishhome.org/ 


Association for Conflict Resolution: http://www.acrnet.org
Brigitte Bell: http://www.mediate.com/brigittebell/ 

Elder Law Attorneys
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA): e-mail naela@naela.org
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org
American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA): http://www.aateela.org/
Jeffrey Marshall, Esq: http://www.paelderlaw.com/
Russell E. Haddleton, CELA, CAP:http://www.haddletonlaw.com/
Elder Law Answers (for books and answers questions): http://www.elderlawanswers.com/

Government Agencies

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA): http://www.n4a.org
National Association of County Aging Programs: http://www.naco.org  

Death and Bereavement Support

GriefNet: http://griefnet.org or e-mail: griefnet@griefnet.org
Hospice Foundation of America: http://www.hospicefoundation.org

Recommended Books
 Pauline Boss, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

Barbara McVicker, Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories and Tips For Caregiving Your Elderly Parents

Paulia Span, When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions