2-1-1-WA for Traumatic Brain Injury Resources (TBI). 2-1-1-WA is the Information & Referral Services organization for Washington residents of any age impacted by a traumatic brain injury (including concussion). This is the place to begin to get information and be referred to services. They have a new and extensive TBI resource page.
ARCH National Respite Network (organization, website): ARCH assists and promotes the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums. Information, training, connections for families and the professionals who serve them.
Family Caregiver Alliance (organization, website): FCA has an extensive set of information for caregivers, with topics ranging from Advanced Illness through Out of Home Care and including Intimacy and Working with Siblings. (We have several of their Caregiver College videos on our post “How-to Caregiving Videos). Note: their website focuses on caring for adults. Many of their resources are available in several languages.
Caring.com’s Caregiver Resource Center. Interesting caregiver resources/topics, many not found elsewhere. Caring.com is a company in the senior care industry. They say about themselves: “Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services.”
Informing Families (website) is a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Administration.
ONEcaregiver Resource Center: (website) “A centralized platform to support caregivers and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may be at risk of, or are living with, Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias”.
SAGE, Advocacy & Services for LGBTQ+ Elders, (organization, website) says “We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ+ [their acronym] elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ+ people”.
- LGBTQ+ inclusion and cultural competency
- Elder abuse and neglect
- Social security, Medicare, and Medicaid
- Health care
- Financial security and retirement
They offer a tip sheet for Finding LGBT+-Affirming Services