Caregiver Strain Index (CSI)
This assessment guide for caregiver strain is part of the Try This series.
How To Try This (Article)
The Modified Caregiver Strain Index This article in the How to Try This series describes the use of the Modified Caregiver Strain Index.
How To Try This (Video) - The Modified Caregiver Strain Index
This video, which describes use of the Modified caregiver Strain Index, is part of the How to Try This series.
The Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving
This site is a public voice for caregivers. It includes information, education, services, research and advocacy.
Family Caregiver Handbook
Researchers at the MIT Workplace Center prepared this website as a companion to their publication, the Family Caregiver Handbook, to assist the families and friends of Massachusetts elders in finding information and accessing services. Each section poses basic questions caregivers need to ask – and answer – as they design elder care plans and make elder care choices. Section 8 provides a Directory by city and town to help locate nearby services.
The national Alzheimer’s Association web site provides extensive caregiver information. The Alzheimer’s Association 24 hour telephone help-line: 800.548.2111
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
This is a “Grass roots” organization designed to positively impact legislation and policy related to older adults in America.
National Center on Caregiving
This is a program of the Family Caregiver Alliance. The NCC provides information and technical assistance on caregiving and long-term care for policy makers, health and service providers and families.
The National Council on Aging
This organization helps older Americans to improve health and access to government and private benefits.
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
This organization supports, empowers, educates and advocates for people caring for aged, chronically ill, or disabled.
National Quality Care Network (NQCN) of the Rosalyn Carter Institute
This is a national network of organizations, scientists and advocates involved in implementing evidence-based caregiver support programs in a wide array of settings.
Adult Family Care Programs
For information about State Programs that pay family caregivers of older people with limited incomes, Call Christina Gardiner at Old Colony Elderly Services at 508-584-1561 Ext. 230 or Mass Health Customer Service at 800-841-2900.
Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association
The Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association provides a free resource guide of assisted living resources and advice.
Implementing a Community-Based Program for Dementia Caregivers: Action Guide using REACH OUT. The guide provides a step by step approach to using REACH OUT in the community to facilitate caregiver interventions. The guide can be accessed here.