CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS & WEBINARS
Join a group to hear how others are dealing with challenges of caregiving. Check back for more support groups once the pandemic has subsided.
There is a lot of information out there to help with caregiver stress, burnout, and coping tools, along with ideas and hints about working with a loved one living with a chronic desease or dementia. Click on the button at right to view a list of helpful articles on many topics related to caregiving. New ones are added regularly.
DEMENTIA SPECIFIC HELP
Visit our Dementia Support page for more helpful resources specific to this topic.
The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program (VLRVP) provides reimbursement vouchers to Virginia caregivers who resides full-time, in the same household as the person receiving care, for the cost of temporary, short-term respite care provided to individuals, of any age, with a documented disability or special need. Connect to their website with the button at right for more information.
CONCERNS ABOUT ELDER ABUSE OR EXTORTION
If you are aware of any kind of abuse to older adults either at home or in a group home atmosphere, you can get help.
You can request that someone make a "friendly" call to your loved one. Trained volunteers from AARP call and help reduce feelings of isolation and being alone. Click on button at right for more info and to request a call. Or call 1-888-281-0145 and leave a message for someone to call back.
CAREGIVING RESOURCE PHONE LINE
Caregivers can also get additional information about caregiving topics from the AARP Resource Phone Line. They don't give out advice, but they offer resources that offer help for many topics and questions.
Click on button at right for more info or call directly: 1-877-333-5885. For help in Spanish: 1-888-971-2013