Resources and references

Family caregiving services – U.S.:

Caregiving Resource Center– Tools, work sheets and tips on how to plan, prepare and succeed as a caregiver. (AARP)

Find Help in Your Community – Connects families to community-based resources for senior care. (Eldercare Locator)

Searching for Caregiver Information – Covers a wide range of issues, from how to talk to an attorney to federal and state legislation related to caregiving. (Family Caregiver Alliance)

Find Senior Living Near You/–Helps family caregivers of chronically or seriously ill patients navigate home care and the health care system. (Next Step in Care)

Find Senior Living Near You – Free referral service that directs families to housing and assisted living facilities. (A Place for Mom)

Family Caregiver Toolbox – Tips and information to help caregivers care for their loved ones and themselves. (Caregiver Action Network)

Find Aging Resources in Your Area – Portal for options that allow people to choose home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best. (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging)

Healthfinder – Find health care and other services near you. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Family caregiving services – internationally

Your Guide to Care and Support – NHS services available to UK carers of disabled children and adults, including respite care. (NHS)

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres – For Australian residents, provides information and support services for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services. (Australian Government)

Carers New Zealand – Offers help and advice for New Zealand carers, including guidance on respite care services. (Carers NZ)

Programs and Services – Information on services for seniors in Canada, including in-home support. (Government of Canada)

Help at Home – A guide to understanding how to get care and support for seniors in the UK. (Age UK)

My Aged Care – Information on contacts and services available to assist you with ageing and aged care issues in Australia, including home care services for seniors. (Australian Government Depart of Health and Ageing)

Planning for Future Housing (PDF) – Information on housing options for seniors in Canada. (Government of Canada)

Meals on Wheels – in the U.S.

Meals on Wheels: Find a U.S. Program – A searchable database that allows you to find a Meals on Wheels program in your area of the U.S. (Meals on Wheels Association of America)

Meals on Wheels – internationally

Meals at Home Services (UK) – In the UK, find out if you qualify to receive meals delivered to your home and access a directory of providers in your area. (Directgov)

Meals on Wheels Australia – Find your local Meals on Wheels service in Australia. (Meals on Wheels Australia) – Find a Meals on Wheels and other senior meal programs in your area of Canada. (MealCall)

Long distance caregiving

Caring From a Distance – An organization for long-distance caregivers in the U.S., providing service directories and helplines. (

Aging Life Care – Offers information about care management and how to find and hire a geriatric care manager. (NAPGCM)

Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: April 2017

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Yet another wonderful resource. Thank you for providing this.