Several organizations offer support specifically for family caregivers. Support programs and services include counseling, educational publications and classes, support groups, online forums, and programs designed to address the special needs of spouse caregivers.
Administration on Aging
Provides information, assistance, individual counseling. Organization of support groups, caregiver training, respite care, and supplemental services Phone: 1-202-619-0724; www.aoa.gov
CancerCare Caregiver Support Services
Provides free professional services to anyone affected by cancer.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Provides information for consumers about patient rights, prescription drugs, and health insurance issues, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Phone: 1-800-633-4227; www.medicare.gov (for Medicare information) or www.cms.hhs.gov
Family Caregiver Alliance
Addresses the needs of families and friends who provide long-term care at home.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Help for caregivers, families and friends.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Eldercare Locator
A nationwide directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers. Find local resources for support: transportation, meals, home care, housing alternative, legal issues and social activities.
Phone: 1-800-677-1116; www.eldercare.gov
National Cancer Institute’s “When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer”
www.cancer.gov, search for "When Someone You Love Is Being Treated for Cancer"
Strength for Caring
The Wellness Community/Cancer Support Community
Well Spouse Association