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How can I find support groups for family caregivers?

En español | We know from decades of research and anecdotal evidence that finding social support is one of the best ways caregivers can cope better over time. Support groups provide a safe space for caregivers to share stories, give and get advice and validation, vent, and build community.

Here are a few key tools and options for finding resources and support in your area:

  • The Community Resource Finder, an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.
  • The Family Caregiver Alliance’s Family Care Navigator tool helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.
  • The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families. They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.

Additional Resources

CONNECT ONLINE: Join the AARP Caregiving Community Forum for discussion and support on all topics related to caregiving

READ: How Caregiver Support Groups Can Help

READ: Tips for Finding the Right Support Group for You

WATCH:  Jack’s Caregiver Coalition for an intimate look at an alternative kind of support group for male caregivers of partners with a terminal illness

VISIT: Our Local Resources page for information on in-home care, meal delivery, transportation services and more    

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