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

Chicago:
Older Adult Programs
Rush University Medical Center
Tel: 312.942.4436 

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

PA:
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/ 

Mediators

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