Resources - Caregiver Support and Advocacy
Montgomery County MD Caregiver Support Program e-Newsletter
"Sharing Traditions for Life Decisions, AMSS Town Hall Interfaith Dialogue"
COVID-19 has had an impact on so many aspects of the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors. We have lost loved ones, jobs, and financial security. This pandemic has heightened our sense of loss through social distancing that has disrupted our families, community connections, and our traditional grieving processes.
“Successful Caregiving and Developing an Aging Plan”
and many caregivers' resources. By Mrs. Lylie Fisher (Read article here)
AMSS Ambassador Caregiving Training
Special thanks to Mrs. Lylie Fisher, Caregiver Support Program, Area Agency on Aging, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, for her excellent Caregiver Training for AMSS Ambassadors, on June 20, 2020. Watch the full training here (Engage@HOME)
“Staying Active - A Key to Successful Aging“
by Mrs. Donna Phillips Mason (Read article here)
Montgomery County MD Caregiving Support Resources Webpage
In Montgomery County, there are helpful supports available through government, non-profit organizations, and private businesses. Through this website, you can access an extensive online resource guide for caregivers including senior nutrition programs, links to helpful organizations, a caregiving blog, and more.
Montgomery County MD Caregiving Blog and eNewsletter
The County publishes a monthly eNewsletter of practical caregiver events. There are many listings of programs that are free or low cost, educational, and inspirational. You can view online as well as subscribe to the newsletter.
Maryland Commission on Caregiving
The Maryland Commission on Caregiving Commission advocates for the needs of the informal caregiver. The commission maintains an extensive list of resources for family caregivers on their website.
Holy Cross Hospital Caregiver Resources
Holy Cross maintains information about support groups, a caregiver resource hotline. Holy Cross also maintains a health information library that provides caregivers access to books, DVDs, audiotapes, and videotapes on caregiver issues and health-related topics, as well as pamphlets, AARP publications, and reprints of health-related articles.
National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. NAC conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. NAC maintains a list of resources for Caregivers