Whether a family caregiver is in the early stages of helping, or is in the midst of single-handedly trying to manage everything for a loved one, it’s important to find out what resources are available.
You’ll find resources throughout our website that are as relevant to caregivers as they are to those living with MS. In addition, we’ve compiled this list of helpful link to information sources that may be especially helpful to caregivers and family.
- AARP Caregiving Resource Center: This site features around-the-clock, easily accessible tools and information so caregivers will feel less isolated, can connect with experts and provide the best care for their loved ones–and themselves aarp.org/caregiving
- Affordable Colleges Online: Online resource for students with disabilities, including College Resources and Scholarships.
- Caring Bridge: Online network designed to connect family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery www.caringbridge.org
- Caring Connections: Brings together community, state and national partners to provide free information to help caregivers dealing with end‐of‐life issues www.caringinfo.org
- Children of Aging Parents: Information applicable for caregivers of disabled adults 800.227.7294 www.caps4caregivers.org
- Disability Information from Government: A site created by the federal government to provide information on a host of disability related programs and services www.disability.gov
- Family Caregiver Alliance: A community‐based nonprofit organization created to support the work of families caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling conditions. 800.445.8106 www.caregiver.org
- Lotsa Helping Hands: A free national online service designed to assist family and friends in coordinating activities and volunteer services for their loved one www.lotsahelpinghands.com
- Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: National toll‐free helpline, peer counseling calls related to caregiving 888.673.6287 www.msfocus.org
- National Alliance for Caregiving: National advocacy organization created to increase public awareness of issues facing family caregivers and to help caregivers find information www.caregiving.org
- National Caregivers Library: A web‐based collection of articles and other resources for caregivers www.caregiverslibrary.org
- National Family Caregivers Association: A grassroots organization serving all family caregivers regardless of their relationship to the person receiving care of that person’s medical condition; provides publications, online storybank and PenPal program and extensive listing of resource agencies and organizations 800.896.3650 www.nfcacares.org
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Colorado‐Wyoming Chapter. Programs for caregivers, publications, resource database, support groups. Contact an MS Navigator at 800.344.4867 or ContactUsNMSS@nmss.org for more information. https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/COC
- Neuroimmunology Clinic for Children: A program at Children’s Hospital Colorado led by the RMMSC’s Dr. Teri Schreiner that offers comprehensive care to MS patients under the age of 18. http://www.ucdneurology.org/nicc/
- Well Spouse Association: For the “well” spouse who provides care for a chronically ill or disabled spouse 800.838.0879 www.wellspouse.org
- Blogs: www.mscaregiver.com