Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Resources2018-05-25T16:40:14+00:00

Helping them enjoy the best quality of life for as long as possible. You play a critical role in meeting the needs of loved ones living with acute or chronic illness. The following resources are provided to ease the burdens you face daily and to help you access the support you need.

Please keep in mind that the resources listed here are intended for reference only and that inclusion of an organization does not constitute a recommendation by the Natick VNA or any of its employees; the Natick VNA cannot be responsible for endorsing all of the agencies listed.

We invite you to call the Natick VNA at 508-653-3081 to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association
Understanding Memory Loss – e-booklet

Arthritis
Arthritis Foundation

Cancer
American Cancer Society
Mesothelioma Group

Caregivers/Caregiving
The Caregiver Partnership
Caregiving MetroWest
Caring Connections

Chronic Pain
American Chronic Pain Association
American Psychological Association

Diabetes
American Diabetes Association
National Diabetes Education Initiative

Drugs/Medication
Drug Information Online
National Institute of Health’s MedlinePlus

Funeral/Funeral Planning
Massachusetts Commission on End of Life Care
Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
Advance directive form: http://www.caringinfo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3289
Funeral preplanning – http://www.nfda.org/planning-a-funeral/preplanning.html

Heart Health
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
American Heart Association

Hospice/Palliative/End-of-Life Care
American Hospice Foundation
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Hospice Foundation of America
National Association of Home Care & Hospice
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Center for Eldercare and Advanced Illness
The EPEC Project (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care)

Home Care
Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
National Association for Home Care and Hospice

Incontinence/Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc.

Medicare/Medicaid
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service
Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

Policy
University of Wisconsin Pain and Policy Studies Group

Rare Diseases
National Association for Rare Disorders

Stroke
National Stroke Association

VNA
VNAs of America

Other Resources
AARP
The Joint Commission
U.S. Administration on Aging – Eldercare Locator

U.S. National Library of Medicine
National Council for Aging Care