Last Revision: August 13, 2018
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General Family Caregiving resources
Caregiving Resources from AARP, including the topics: Care at home; Care for the caregiver; Long distance caregiving; Medical Issues; Diversity Issues. Use the “select topic” menu.
Taking care of YOU: Self Care for Family Caregivers, which includes five-points for caregiver self-support
Checklists for decisions about care:
Needs Assessment Worksheet from Family Care America
Family Caregiving from American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Families and Parenting Resources
Tufts University Child Study and Human Development
This site is an excellent resource for a large spectrum of information about children and families. The site provides information and also offers assessments by renowned child development experts of other child and family-related sites.
Unitarian Universalist Resources
Find topics using the listing on the left side.
UU World Family Pages (monthly editions)
Booklets written for Unitarian Universalists:
Family Support: Food & Benefits
Food Stamps Information (SNAP) for Massachusetts residents
Benefits Check Up (National Council on Aging)
Determine your eligibility for assistance with prescription drugs, health care, meals, and utility bills.
Health, Illness, and Wellness
Health Topics (National Institutes of Health) An excellent website of resources about all health and wellness topics
American Psychological Association: Excellent resources for different illnesses
Covenant House (800-999-9999)
Though particularly for youth, any one can call to talk any time confidentially to counselors who are trained to help individuals figure out what to do and how to get help locally.
Childhelp USA (800-422-4453)
Professionals trained to help in any kind of abusive situation. For children and adults.
Parents Anonymous (800-882-1250)
For stressed parents, afraid of abusing their children.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)
If you have Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s Association)
Caring for Alzheimer’s (Alzheimer’s Association)
Coping with Cancer: For Caregivers, Family, and Friends (National Cancer Institute)
Care for Children and Adolescents with Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
The Healing Garden, Harvard, MA (978-456-3632) Provides supportive and compassionate care for people with cancer
American Psychological Association (resources on depression)
Dementia and Aging: When should I be concerned about a senior’s forgetfulness? (from American Psychological Association)
End of Life Planning & Serious Illness
Five Wishes planning document from Aging with Dignity
End of life planning and hospice: Brochures on topics; click on specific topics
Wellspring Center, Watertown, MA (617-924-8515)
Supporting the seriously ill and training those who care for them.
Frequently asked questions about grief, surviving a loss, and grief support
(from Caring Connections)
Mental Illness & Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is a self-help advocacy organization for people with serious mental illness and their family and friends.
Local NAMI, Woburn, MA (781-938-4048); Cambridge (617-984-0527)
Coping with Stress and Anxiety (American Psychological Association)
National Stroke Association: Complete information on types and care; click on specific topics