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Support Resources

Krames Health Library

The Krames Health Library provides access to articles and fact sheets on health topics. Search health topics, such as cold or flu symptoms, dementia, and diabetes.

24 Hour Nurse Advice Line

1-877-647-4848

Training Resources

Crisis Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

Text MHS to 74-741 for immediate support from specially trained crisis counselors.

Crisis Call Center

Compassionate assistance to people in any type of crisis

775-784-8090 or 1-800-273-8255

Friendship Line

A crisis hotline and a warmline for non-urgent calls. This line provides support services such as:

  • Suicide prevention
  • Emotional support
  • Elder abuse prevention and therapy
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support
  • Information and referrals for older adults or adults with disabilities

1-800-971-0016

Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Support Line

1-800-272-3900

211 Program

The 2-1-1 program is a free, private service to help find local resources, including:

  • Food and nutrition program
  • Shelter and housing resources
  • Utilities support
  • Disaster relief
  • Employment
  • Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • Reentry support for ex-offenders
  • Support groups
  • Safe help out of an abusive situation

Call 2-1-1 to speak with a service expert in your area.

Caregiver Support Groups:

Caregivers’ Personal Health

Caring for someone is rarely easy and can take much of your time.  To help care for a loved one, caregivers need to make time to care for themselves.

Keep in mind the tips below to help you take care of yourself:

  • No one is perfect.  You will make mistakes.
  • Many emotions surface when you are caring for another.
  • Depression is a common experience while caregiving.
  • Give yourself and your loved one honest expectations.
  • Use the info and resources available to you.
  • Know the skills needed to care for your loved one. Be honest about what you can and cannot do.
  • Learn to say No.
  • Take help from others.
  • Be resilient.
  • Know your own stress triggers.
  • For successful coping:
    • Eat right
    • Exercise
    • Sleep

Helpful Fact Sheet:

Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers

Nutrition Resources:

nutrition.gov

Other Resources:

Physical Activity

Exercise and Caregiving

Disease-Specific Nutrition

Mental and Emotional Health

Additional Sources

AARP

aarp.org

Eldercare Locator

1.800.677.1116

Eldercare.gov

Caregiver Action Network (CAN)

Caregiveraction.org

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

POLST.org

Stroke

Stroke.org

1-800-STROKES (787-6537)

Brain Injury Association of America

BIAUSA.org

Serious Mental Illness

NAMI.org

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Medicare

Medicare.gov

Medicaid

Medicaid.gov

Disability

Disability.gov

U.S. Living Will Registry®

uslivingwillregistry.com

MedlinePlus: End of Life Issues

Medlineplus.gov/endoflifeissues.html

Dementia/Alzheimer’s

ALZ.org

1-800-272-3900

Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregiver.org

1-800-445-8106

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD)

Nasuad.org