Resources for Family Caregivers

Home & Family Caregiving Resources You Should Know About

Family Caregiving

Here you will find helpful resources and information about home and family caregiving brought to you by AARP Rhode Island.

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Resources for family caregivers:



Here also, is a simple, yet comprehensive list of organizations, groups and agencies that offer caregivers a variety of resources, ranging from support services and webinars to tip sheets, care guides and how-to videos:

AARP Online Community

Discuss issues with other caregivers in the online community.


Alzheimer’s Association


Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and offers care navigator tools.

The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.


Caregiver Action Network

Formerly known as the  National Family Caregivers Associaciation, it provides information and education for family caregivers, including a volunteer support network in over 40 states.


Eldercare Locator


Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.


Family Caregiver Alliance


Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.


Hospice Foundation of America


Provides information on issues related to hospice and end-of-life care




Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.


National Alliance for Caregiving

A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.


National Institute on Aging Information Center


Research leader on aging issues; information on common age-related health problems.


The National Clearinghouse for Long-term Care Information

Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.


Social Security Administration


Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.


State Health Insurance Assistance Program

A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.


Veterans Administration


Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line.


Well Spouse Association


Provides support for spousal caregivers.