Caregiving Resources

National Organizations

The National Alliance for Caregiving –  www.caregiving.org
Dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

National Family Caregivers Association –  www.nfcacares.org
A nonprofit organization that aims to improve caregivers’ quality of life. It offers information to help caregivers with a variety of day-to-day issues and situations.

Family Caregiving Alliance –  www.caregiver.org
A nonprofit organization. Their web site offers caregiving tips and programs for caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Association –  www.alz.org
Provides information about caregiving, how to deal with disruptive behaviors, and other issues related to the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association offers caregiving advice and sponsors support groups.

The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving –  www.rosalynncarter.org
Founded by former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter. This nonprofit organization provides information and support for caregivers.

Caring.Comwww.caring.com
This website helps those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

Alzheimer’s.netwww.alzheimers.net
This website is an online community dedicated to education, advocacy, and supporting those whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Local Organizations

Seniors First, Inc. –  http://www.seniorsfirstinc.org/
A local nonprofit organization. CCE offers services to low-income older adults in Orange and Seminole counties. CCE offers a respite program called RELIEF (Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families). Volunteers stay with the loved one while the caregiver takes a break.

Alzheimer’s Association – Central & North Florida Chapterhttp://www.alz.org/cnfl/
Provides information about caregiving, how to deal with disruptive behaviors, and other issues related to the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association offers caregiving advice and sponsors support groups.

Share the Care –  www.helpforcaregivers.org
A nonprofit organization that provides services to support family caregivers in Orange and Seminole Counties, including in-home respite care and adult day care. Respite-care workers serve as companions while the caregiver rests. It also offers overnight care, counseling, medical supplies, support groups, and caregiver training.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center – www.adrccares.org/
A local, independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization bringing dementia specific education and support to family and professional caregivers throughout Central Florida. Located in Orlando, Florida, its primary service area consists of Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. They focus on the often forgotten victim, the caregiver, ensuring quality care and service. There is no charge for services offered by the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center, but donations are accepted. The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center is located at 11506 Lake Highland Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. The phone number is (407) 843-1910 or (800) 330-1910.

Aging Matters in Brevard –  www.communityservicescouncil.org
A private not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping seniors enjoy happy, healthy, and secure lives. The mission of Aging Matters in Brevard is to develop solutions to community problems and to promote and maintain independence and maximize the quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and disabled adults. Aging Matters in Brevard is located at 3600 W. King St., Cocoa, FL 32926. The phone number is (321) 639-8770.

Osceola County Council on Aging –  http://www.osceolagenerations.org/
Dedicated to providing services to seniors, disabled adults and at-risk youth in Osceola County. The goals are to help frail citizens maintain their independence and dignity in an effort to avoid being institutionalized and to provide active seniors with volunteer, recreational and social activities to keep them involved and fulfilled. Osceola County Council on Aging is located at 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, FL 34744. The phone number is (407) 846-8532.

To find additional caregiver resources in your area, dial 1-800-963-5337.