- Family Caregiver Support
- Helpful Organizations and Websites for Seniors
- Senior Nutrition Program
Montgomery County Senior Resource Line 240-777-3000 (TTY 240-777-4575)
Find out about senior services available in your community. If in doubt, call us!
- Holy Cross Caregiver Resource Center 301-754-7152. The Caregiver Resource Center offers:
- Caregiver support groups
- Caregiver education programs
- A resource library with books, audiotapes and videotapes on caregiving issues and health-related topics
- Brochures from local service providers
- Pamphlets, AARP publications, reprints of health-related articles and information on upcoming seminars and lectures
- A free caregiver newsletter
- The caregiver telephone helpline
Visit the Holy Cross Caregiver Resource Center online to learn more, including the meeting times for support groups.
Alzheimer’s Association 24-hour Free Hotline 1-800-272-3900
The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call toll-free anytime day or night. The Hotline is designed for caregivers, people with memory loss, health care professionals, and the public. Highly trained and knowledgeable staff can help you with:
- Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's
- Medications and other treatment options
- General information about aging and brain health
- Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals
- Legal, financial and living-arrangement decisions
Support Groups - Online
Many people find the flexibility and anonymity of online support groups (which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to be more useful than in-person gatherings. Below are several on-line support groups that might be beneficial to you.Read a 2007 Orlando Sentinel article about support groups: “The stressed, ill and alone find solace in online support groups."
- Alzheimer’s Association Online Community Share your thoughts and needs with other caregivers.This site offers information and support from people who are in similar situations.
- StrengthforCaring.com’s Connecting Caregiver Message Board allows you to post a message, ask for advice, or talk to other caregivers on message boards.
- Griefnet.org’s list of 50 facilitated e-mail support groups covering topics such as loss of a parent, spouse or partner, sibling or friend, and the spiritual aspects of loss.
- Caring from a Distance This organization provides information on financial management, institutional options, diseases/conditions and treatments, insurance, and end-of-life care.
- Family Caregiver Alliance This website provides advice, fact sheets, disease information, and access to online discussion groups and audio presentations.