Caregiver's Handbook--Part 9 of 9

Examples of Caregiver Resources & Additional Reading

Appendix A--Examples of Caregiver Resources

Appendix B--Additional Reading


Appendix A--Examples of Caregivers' Resources

(This Appendix lists examples of resources for the caregiver by county locality, resource title and telephone number. The specific titles of the activities and their telephone numbers would be of little use outside the county. For the purpose of this copy the resources were identified by functions as a guide for preparing a list suitable to your needs. Specific titles, locations, telephone numbers, times open for calls, etc., may be available from your County Mental Health Services, United Way directory, or telephone directory. An excellent resource would be the indices in the public and academic libraries in your city and county. The following examples include several not listed in the handbook) :

  • EMERGENCY (Large print. Post near telephone)
  • Your physician(s)
  • Ambulance Services
  • Hospital to which carereceiver would be taken
  • Oxygen Support
  • Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention
  • Poison Control Center
  • Pharmacist
  • Police
  • Fire Department
  • Neighbors you can count on in emergencies
  • Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Elder Abuse Hotline
  • E-mail: Samaritans (UK) Suicide Prevention
  • E-mail: Survivors of Suicide (Australia)
  • GENERAL INFORMATION AND REFERRALS

  • Area Agency on Aging - Senior Hotline
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • Alzheimer's Association Help Line
  • State/County Self-Help Center
  • Medical Information Service
  • Older Women's League (OWL)
  • Senior Citizen's Centers (near your home)
  • INTERNET/World Wide Net (WWW) (e.g. GERINET, HOSPIC-L, LTC-LIST, SeniorNet and AARP forums (America OnLine), Dr. Stall's WWW Home Page, various newsgroups dedicated to general health and well-being)
  • AGING SERVICES

    LEGAL SERVICES

    ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE CENTERS

    ALZHEIMER'S CENTERS - SOCIAL DAY CARE

    SENIOR SOCIAL CENTERS

    CAREGIVER SUPPORT/TRAINING GROUPS

    (check with your County Mental Health Services)

    NUTRITION INFORMATION CENTERS

    (Meals on Wheels)

    HEALTH INFORMATION

    (Hearing aids maintenance, MedicAlert, prostheses maintenance and repair, etc.)

    IN-HOME CARE SUPPORT & SERVICE

    (Homemakers, Hospice, Visiting Nurses, etc.)

    CLERGY


    Appendix B--Additional Reading

    A. Calder and J. Watt, I LOVE YOU BUT YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, a guide for caring relatives, Forbez, Vancouver, Canada, 1981

    D. Cohen and C. Eisodorfer, THE LOSS OF SELF, a family resource for the care of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders, NAL Penguin, Inc. New York, 1987

    Norman Cousins, ANATOMY OF AN ILLNESS, Bantam, New York, 1981

    H. Edwards, WHAT HAPPENED TO MY MOTHER? Harper and Row, New York, 1981

    D.R. Eyde and J. A. Rich, PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS IN AGING, a family management model, Aspen, Rockville, MD, 1983

    J. Halpern, HELPING YOUR AGING PARENTS, a practical guide for adult children, Ballentine, New York, 1987

    Julie Tallard Johnson, HIDDEN VICTIMS, an eight-stage healing process for families and friends of the mentally ill, Doubleday, New York, 1988

    N.L. Mace and P.V. Rabin, THE 36-HOUR DAY: a family guide to caring for person with Alzheimer's Disease, related dementing illnesses, and memory loss in later life, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981

    L. Mortain et al., WHO CARES? helpful hints for those who care for a dependent older person, U.S.C., Los Angeles, CA 1985

    B. Shulman and R. Berman, HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR AGING PARENTS, so you and they can enjoy life, Surrey, Chicago, 1988

    B. Silverstone and A. Burack-Weiss, SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH THE FRAIL ELDERLY AND THEIR FAMILIES, C.C. Thomas, Springfield, IL, 1983

    B. Sloan, THE BEST FRIEND YOU'LL EVER HAVE, Crown, New York, 1980

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