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Caring for a loved one isn’t easy. That’s why LeadingAge members and associates are committed to developing resources that can help individuals provide their loved ones with the help they need on their own terms. This page features videos, guides, websites and other resources our members developed for caregivers. Visit frequently to find resources that may help you or a friend fulfill this important role in someone’s life. Locating information in your area to assist Caregivers.

Nikkei Concerns of Seattle share the Kokoro Kai Adult Day “experience”.

A Place for Mom, Trusted Senior Living Advisors is the nation’s largest senior living referral service.  Their Senior Living Advisors help 15,000 families each month make informed decisions, save time, and feel less alone as they search, never at any charge to them.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Alzheimer’s Campaign for Quality Residential Care: Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes (32 pages)

Cares’ mission is to help family caregivers by providing trusted information, access to eldercare experts, community support groups, and a directory of local caregiving services.

Friend to Friend America’s mission – to end loneliness in the lives of seniors, one senior at a time, “Friend to Friend”.  New Friends Since 1974. Since the program began in 1974, more than 10,000 residents have had a special friend through the program. Friend to Friend shares its information and know-how with others when requested and continues to serve as a model for others who have developed the program in other communities.

Gentle Passage Doula Collective Learn how the dying experience can be peaceful and beautiful  through education, empowerment, and loving support

Medicare: The federal government program that provides health care coverage (health insurance) if you are 65+, under 65 and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for a certain amount of time, or under 65 and with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

Northwest Center for Creative Aging (NWCCA) helps older adults find their purpose and live into their potential. They enrich lives by creating conversations, fostering connections and serving as an educational resource.

Providence Hospice of Seattle is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry, serving patients in all of King County, Washington including Vashon Island. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to people nearing the end of their lives, including support for their families and friends.  “If only we had called you sooner…” is a comment we often hear from family members who have experienced the benefits of hospice care. Contact us as soon as you have questions or concerns about end-of-life care options.

Senior Services is the most comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. Established in 1967, they promote positive aging for thousands of seniors and their families each year through their integrated system of quality programs and senior centers. More than 3,000 volunteers, together with 250 employees, make our work possible and efficient.

Washington Aging & Disability Services Administration is a state agency, serving adult/Senior Services & Information; Caregiver Resources; Abuse & Prevention; Developmental Disability Eligibility & Services; and Professional & Provider Information.

Washington Area Agencies on Aging (W4A) works with local AAAAs to create communities that support people as they age. The organization seeks to enhance the effectiveness of each AAA through a strong agenda of information, debate, advocacy, and education.

Washington Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted living facilities. Our purpose is to protect and promote the Resident Rights guaranteed these residents under Federal and State law and regulations.

mmLearn Offers Caregivers Free Online Training, a branch of Texas Morningside Ministries, produces online education materials to help improve care for older adults. They developed a series of videos for family caregivers on topics ranging from vision loss to government health programs for seniors. The series also features “Ask the Geriatrician” videos where doctors answer questions from caregivers about health issues facing older adults.

CaregiverGPS Guides Caregivers Through Difficult Decisions Caregiving responsibilities can leave people feeling confused, challenged or even completely lost. CaregiverGPS, however, can help these individuals find solutions to issues facing themselves or their loved ones.

LeadingAge additional information from the National perspective on Caregiver Resources.