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