10 Resources for Family Caregivers and Their Loved Ones with Special Needs

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Here’s a look at 10 resources that can make a caregiver’s experience more manageable.

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10 Resources for Family Caregivers and Their Loved Ones with Special Needs

  1. 1. 10 Resources for Family Caregivers and Their Loved Ones with Special Needs www.careanswers.com
  2. 2. Family caregiving is a challenging commitment in itself and, despitehow you may be feeling, you are not alone.www.careanswers.com
  3. 3. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, 14 percent of familycaregivers care for a special needs child with an estimated 16.8 millioncaring for special needs children under the age of 18.www.careanswers.com
  4. 4. Fifty-five percent of these caregivers are caring for their own children;furthermore, according to recent studies, one in four adults act as acaregiver to a child or parent with a disability, disease or special need.www.careanswers.com
  5. 5. And, while the need is great, so, too, are the resources available forfamily caregivers taking care of a loved one with special needs.Here’s a look at 10 resources that can make a caregiver’s experiencemore manageable:www.careanswers.com
  6. 6. CareTogether.com, a free, private Website that family caregivers canuse to manage the care of their loved one using a shared calendar,update functionality and more www.caretogether.comwww.careanswers.com
  7. 7. Care.com, a place where you can find local special needs caregivers,http://www.care.com/special-needswww.careanswers.com
  8. 8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, caregiving tips for familieswith special needs www.cdc.gov/family/specialneedswww.careanswers.com
  9. 9. Friends’ Health Connection, links persons with illness or disability andtheir family caregivers with others experiencing the same challengeswww.48friend.orgwww.careanswers.com
  10. 10. Family Voices, Inc., offers information on healthcare policies relevant tospecial needs children in every state www.familyvoices.orgwww.careanswers.com
  11. 11. National Family Caregivers Association, national nonprofit whichempowers family caregivers to act on behalf of themselves and theirloved ones www.thefamilycaregiver.orgwww.careanswers.com
  12. 12. BrightStar Care, home care services offering companion, personal andskilled care services for people with special needs, www.brightstarcare.com, 866-618-7827www.careanswers.com
  13. 13. Caring.com, advice from experts on caregivingwww.careanswers.com
  14. 14. Easter Seals Inc., services and information about disabilities affectingyoung children and older adults www.easterseals.com, 800-221-6827,Chicago, ILwww.careanswers.com
  15. 15. Caring From a Distance, offers information and tools to help caregiverswhose family members live far away www.cfad.orgwww.careanswers.com
  16. 16. Find Quality Care Now Locate a BrightStar Near You!Find a location in the USFind a location in Canada www.careanswers.com

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