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Children of Aging Parents
http://www.caps4caregivers.org/index.htm
Find information on caregiving, search for local support groups, or join an online support group (800-227-7294).

Eldercare Locator
http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare/Public/Home.asp
Locate services and resources for older adults in any U.S. community. This site links older adults and their caregivers with state, local, and community agencies on aging (800-677-1116).

Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving
http://www.caregiver.org
Find caregiving articles and a handbook for long-distance caregivers, search resources and programs available to caregivers in all 50 states, and learn about the group’s workshops, some available through teleconference (800-445-8106).

Family Caregving 101
http://www.familycaregiving101.org/
This website, brought to you by the National Family Caregivers Association and the National Alliance for Caregiving, is a great place to find helpful advice.

International Longevity Center
http://www.ilcusa.org/pages/about-us.php
The center is a nonprofit and nonpartisan international research, policy, and education organization formed to educate individuals on how to live longer and better.The center also offers caregiving resources and information.

National Family Caregiver Support Program
http://www.aoa.gov/prof/aoaprog/caregiver/caregiver.asp
Find fact sheets and survival tips for caregivers on issues such as transportation, emergency readiness, and adult day care.

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Related Articles & Books

Capossela, Cappy and Sheila Warnock. Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who is Seriously Ill. Fireside, 1995.

Carter, Rosalynn. Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers. Random House, 1994.

Carton, Emily. “Questions & Answers: Aging and Aging Parents.” Self-Help and Psychology Magazine, 2007.
http://www.selfhelpmagazine.com/qa/qaage/index.shtml

Levin, Nora Jean. How to Care for Your Parents: A Practical Guide to Eldercare. W.W. Norton, 1997.

“Long-Distance Caregiving.” University of California, Santa Barbara Human Resources Department, 2007. http://hr.ucsb.edu/worklife/elder_care_longdistance.php

Loverde, Joy. Complete Eldercare Planner: Where to Start, Which Questions to Ask, and How to Find Help. Times Books, 2000.

Massier, Elfriede. “As We Grow Older: Relating to Our Aging Parents.” Washington State University, Cooperative Extension, 1994. http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/eb1766/eb1766.html

Morris, Virginia and Robert M. Butler. How to Care for Aging Parents. Workman Publishing, 2004.

Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Penguin Books, 2000.

“What If Your Parent is Sick, But Won’t Admit It?” North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services.
http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/article.htm#a160

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