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Support and Resources for Family Caregivers

Family Caregiver Alliance

This non-profit’s mission is to improve the quality of life for caregivers and the people who receive their care. Their website has an online learning center and links to many other resources such as in-person support groups.

Caregiver Action Network

CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) provides articles, videos, and peer support to family caregivers across the country free of charge. They cover a broad range of topics from practicalities such as medication and nutrition management, to caregiver self-care to navigation of the medical system.

Better Health While Aging

Better Health While Aging provides actionable information for older adults and family caregivers, grounded in what geriatricians believe to be optimal healthcare for older adults.

Alzheimer’s Association

For those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, this website has clear and easy to access information on practical and emotional elements of caregiving.

American Cancer Association

The caregiver page of the website has an interactive caregiver resource guide, articles, and videos on cancer-related caregiver topics, online communities, and links to other support groups. 

Next Step In Care

Next Step In Care provides guides for family caregivers that help them through any medical treatment – from visiting the family doctor, trips to ER, hospitalization and discharge and Homecare.

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving 4-Part Online Series

February 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020 (3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
Zoom live, interactive webinar
$160 CEU / $155 Benefactor / $130 Standard / $90 Student/Accessibility

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving 4-Part Online Series introduces mindfulness-based tools and approaches to caregivers, helping to build their emotional resilience and supporting them to maintain delivery of high-quality and compassionate care.

Instructors: Mary Doane

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Foundations of Mindful Caregiving Course

September 21-22, 2019 (9:00am - 5:00pm PDT/San Francisco)
2701 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110
$350 general admission / $380 general admission for RN CEUs

Foundations of Mindful Caregiving is a deep immersion into time-tested practices for cultivating mindfulness and compassion in caregivers. This weekend course offers a methodology for maintaining healthy and sustainable relationships through challenging times.

Instructors: Hephzi Plotkin and Amanda Coggin

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