Consumer Guide to Health Care
Information and Help for Caregivers
All external hyperlinks are provided for your
information and for the benefit of the general public. The
Department of Health Services does not testify to,
sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on
externally linked pages.
Family Caregiving Program estimates
that 1 in 3 Americans will care for a family member at some point in
their lives. If you are a friend or family member providing help and
support for an older adult or a chronically ill or disabled younger
person, you are a caregiver. The links on this page can help you find
information about financial help that may be available, ways to take care
of yourself, and other topics of interest to you.
Caregiver Alliance is a nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of
families and friends providing long-term care at home. Its website
caregiving information and advice and
sheets on issues facing caregivers.
Family Caregivers Association provides support and
advocacy for family caregivers. Its site includes tips
and how-to guides to help caregivers.
is a federal government website
designed to support and assist caregivers. It offers a wide range of helpful information for the
nearly 66 million Americans who provide help to an aged, seriously ill or disabled family member or friend.
Family Caregiver Support Program, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
provides information mostly for those caring for seniors.
a United States government health site, has information on several
topics of interest to caregivers. Enter the term "Caregivers" in the site's Search feature
to find a variety of useful information.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has information on
programs that can help children and adults with disabilities:
Association of Wisconsin provides support and information for respite care
providers and consumers.
March 27, 2013