Resource Guide

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) — Caregiving
Focuses on caregiving options including transportation, home maintenance and companion services. Lists key contact information and additional web links. 
AARP

Caregiving Online
Free monthly newsletter providing articles from past and current newsletters, useful tips, insights into the caregiving journey, online support groups, advice column and general information for caregivers.
Caregiving Online

Children of Aging Parents (CAP)
A membership organization founded in 1977 to provide reliable information and referrals to caregivers, including lists of local support groups, publications and programs promoting public awareness of the urgent needs and the profound value of caregivers. One valuable resource on this site is Aging Answers: Secrets to Successful Long-Term Care Planning, Caregiving and Crisis Management, by Valerie VanBooven, a 141-page book which can be downloaded or ordered online. The author herself encourages caregivers to "steal this idea and give others the RIGHT information about long-term care," by sending friends a link to Aging Answers so they may also download the book or purchase a printed copy. 
Children of Aging Parents

The Caregivers Marketplace
A program offered by Children of Aging Parents (CAP) to help caregivers and older adults obtain product rebates and discounts on products such as Ensure and Boost, incontinence supplies, caregiver skills videos and general caregiver education. 
Caregivers Marketplace

ElderCare Online
A website committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and health professionals help improve the quality of life for the caregiver and the older adult. Numerous articles can be downloaded.
ElderCare Online

National Alliance for Caregiving
A national non-profit agency for caregivers that offers tips on caring for older adults and includes access to the Family Care Resource Connection, a searchable database of caregiving resources. Key topics include: health and medical conditions, hands-on skills for caregivers, long-distance caregiving, advocacy and legal and financial information. Each entry in the database has been reviewed and rated for its quality, usefulness for caregivers, timeliness and accessibility. 
National Alliance for Caregiving

National Family Caregivers Association
This organization focuses on caregiver education, support, empowerment and advocacy, and offers caregiving tips and articles. Free memberships for caregivers are available.
National Family Caregivers Association

National Institutes on Aging
This site offers FREE publications including Age Pages and other educational materials.
National Institutes on Aging

Use the searchable database tool that lists more than 300 national organizations that provide help for older adults.

Medicare
The official U.S. government caregiver Information site for people with Medicare. You will find help with billing information, how to navigate Medicare (i.e. how to enroll, Medicare basics, permission to access health info, how to get help and many other care options for in-home services), nursing home alternatives and plans for long- term care.
Medicare

Medicare Rights Center
A national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educations programs and public policy initiatives.
Medicare Rights Center

National Council on Aging
Includes news and information on healthy aging, workforce development, community service opportunities, publications, research and programs that improve the lives of older Americans.
National Council on Aging

American Society on Aging
This site focuses on professional education in the field of aging and includes resources and publications that offer both a wealth and a diversity of knowledge and information.
American Society on Aging

Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA)
Indiana’s largest area agency on aging serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby Counties. It provides information and assistance with care management services, delivered meals, caregiver respite and supplemental services, adult day care, attendant care, homemaker services and home health aides, legal services and transportation. The Aging Solutions Resource Guide also is available on this site
Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA)

Indianapolis Senior Center
Learn more about programs and services that enhance the lives of adults 55 and older. This site provides health, recreation and educational activities that support independence and produce healthier lifestyles. The membership fees for the Indianapolis Senior Center are only $35 per year.
Indianapolis Senior Center

Resources for Caregivers
A publication from MetLife Mature Market Institute which provides information on overall caregiver needs and multiple medical problems (AIDS, ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, MS, Stroke, etc.), financial and legal resources, end of life care and even information for pet owners.

Go to the MetLife site, then click "Caregiving and Long-Term Care" and "Resources for Caregivers."

Other agencies/Websites
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801
New York, New York 10118
Tel: 212.755.6810
Fax: 212.832.8646
Toll Free: 800.563.4916
The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging