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Listing: Caregiver Support Resources

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Mar 5, 2024


As a caregiver it is important to nurture yourself and find time to garner support from others going through the journey of caring for a loved one. Below is a listing of caregiver resources that you may find helpful.  

10 Tips for Family Caregivers | Caregiver Action Network
10 Tips for Family Caregivers has been developed by the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), which provides numerous resources for caregivers on their website. These include information on family caregiving, a forum, peer network, educational videos, agencies and organizations, and coping with the following disabilities: Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, COPD and Alzheimer's.
Phone: 1-855-CARE-640

City of Chicago :: Caregiving Support Groups
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services & The Salvation Army-Family and Community Services host Support Groups for Caregivers. Caring for an older loved one? Feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Looking for a place to vent and share ideas with others in a similar situation?
Phone: 312.744.4016

Caregiver Action Network
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with significant health needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. 
Phone: (855) 227-3640

Caregiver Support | USAGov
A helpful list of local and goverment support resources from support groups, to financial resources and hiring a family member as your caregiver. The Medicaid Self-Directed Care program lets qualified people manage their own health services. It also lets them hire family members as caregivers in some states. 
1-844-USAGOV1 (1-844-872-4681)

The CaringBridge is a website that allows people to have one private online place for family and friends and provide support to persons with a condition.
Phone: 651-789-2300

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services (ccseniorservices.org)
Catholic Charities of Chicago has numerous programs throughout Cook and Lake counties. These sites offer caregiver case management and support services.
Phone: 877-767-7781

Caring for Caregivers | Rush System
Rush University Medical Center, Rush Generations, has a Caregiver Initiative which is a program that offers family caregivers customized program to care for themselves while caring for others. The project is made available through a generous grant from the Retirement Research Foundation. Services included are: the Teach-Back Clinic, Family Care Planning meetings, and Goals of Medical Care meetings.
Phone: 312-563-0350

 Family Caregiver Alliance mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and those who receive their care. The FCA does this through providing publications and support for caregivers that includes: tip and fact sheets,videos, support groups, and practical information for caregivers. FCA also provides information on publicly-funded caregiver support programs in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This helps people identify, according to their state, eligibility to be paid as a family caregiver.
Phone: 800.445.8106

Home & Family Caregiving - AARP
The Caregiving Resource Center is an online resource and community for family caregivers that helps caregivers take care of their loved ones and themselves. Features a wide variety of sections including: care for yourself; caregiving basics; long distance care; benefits and insurance; legal and money matters; senior housing; end of life care; ask the AARP caregiving advisory panel; and an on-line community of other caregivers.
Phone: 1-888-687-2277

JCFS Chicago - Find Help
Whether you’re seeking support for an immediate need or looking for assistance to address ongoing issues, JCFS Chicago has services to help you navigate life’s challenges.
Phone: 1-855-275-5237

Muslim Women Resource Center
MWRC staff work with the Illinois Department of Human Services to break down language and cultural barriers and help clients identify and access benefits that are available to them through local, state, and federal programs.
Phone: (773) 764 -1686

National Caregivers Library
The National Caregivers Library is one of the largest single sources of information and tools for caregivers and seniors in the country.  It makes its resources available to caregivers for free through alliances with professionals, businesses, and other organizations who serve seniors and their caregivers with a variety of products and services.
Phone: (804) 327-1111

Well Spouse Association
Well Spouse is a national, not for profit organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Well Spouse support groups meet monthly for members to share thoughts and feelings openly with others facing similar circumstances. WS support groups are also an excellent source for information on a wide-range of practical issues facing spousal caregivers
Phone: 732-577-8899

Your Eldercare Consultants | CJE.net Jewish
Provides information on a variety of caregiver support and resources.
Phone: 773.508.1000



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