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The UW-Extension 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.

Family Caregiver Alliance is a nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.  Find a variety of resources on its Caregiver Connect page.

National Family Caregivers Association provides support and advocacy for family caregivers. Its site includes tips and how-to guides to help caregivers.

Caregiving 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.

National Family Caregiver Support Program, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides information mostly for those caring for seniors.

Healthfinder, 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:

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin provides support and information for respite care providers and consumers.

Last Revised: March 17, 2014