The Web site of the Family Caregiver Alliance is a very good resource for people who are responsible for loved ones who are disabled or otherwise unable to care for themselves. Here you’ll find articles, tips, and links to other sites. This is the mission statement of the Alliance:
Family caregiving is typically at the core of what sustains frail elders and adults with disabilities, yet caregivers often make major sacrifices to help loved ones remain in their homes. Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) – founded 30 years ago in 1977 – serves as a public voice for these caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy. Long recognized as a pioneer among caregiver organizations, FCA operates programs at local, state and national levels. FCA provides direct services to family caregivers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the lead agency and model for California’s statewide system of Caregiver Resource Centers. Since 2001, FCA’s National Center on Caregiving (NCC) has advanced the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for family caregivers at the national level and in every state in the country.