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Welcome to the IRC Library!

Our new on-line library offers articles to read at your leisure.  All articles are sorted by relevant topics and by the chronological age of the caregiver’s loved one(s).  As always the library is filled with information that is not based on the opinion of the IRC or its members.

Happy Reading!

 

Caregiver Resources

 

 

 HELPGUIDE.ORG - finding and Choosing Respite Care Services and Providers

 

Strength for Caring - a place to connect with other caregivers

 

CarePages - free patient blogs that connect friends and family during a health challenge

 

Military One Source  - Whether your special needs family member is a child or adult, the Department of Defense and the military services are committed to giving your personal, high-quality support.

 

Going Beyond Insurance  -  Actionable ways to protect your family's health, including exercise, nutrition, and other ways to keep you and your family healthy.

 

RUSH University Respite Resources

 

 

Click on the titles for more resources

 

List of PAS Agencies in Illinois

 

Rehab Tip Sheets

 

Resources for living, managing, and enjoying everyday life when using a wheelchair

 

Abilities Expo is the trusted source where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment

 

American Brain Tumor Association – Care & Support:

 

Abuse/Neglect Hotlines

 

Department of Human Services – Reporting abuse and neglect for people with disabilities:

 

 Reporting Abuse on the Aging:

 

DCFS Child abuse/neglect:

 

 

Volunteers

 

Volunteer Protection Act

 

 

Assessments & tools

 

Washington State University Caregiver Assessment tool:

 

American Medical Association – Caregiver Self-Assessment Tool

 

Non- Profit Risk Management Center - Assessment

 

Rural Communities

 

Rural Health and Rural Community Human Resources on line   

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

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Lifespan Respite Programs

 

ARCH Respite Resources

 

Alabama Lifespan Respite

 

Area on Aging – Lifespan Respite Program Description

 

 

Pediatric and Youth Ref & Resources

 

Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)  

 

HealthyChildren.Org:  A new website brought to you by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

DCFS – LINKS  

 

Autism Illinois Support Groups

 

Illinois Yellow Pages for Kids

 

 

Senior References & Resources

 

Elder Care Fact Sheets

 

Illinois Department on Aging Senior Help Line

 

Illinois Department on Aging resources and links

 

2011 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures report

 

Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia

 

Caring for Your Parents Video and guide 

 

Training Sites – Tools & Resources

 

Illinois Respite Coalition – 4 trainings per quarter and our annual summit!

(Visit our calendar for information)

 

Safeguards Respite Learning Portal 

 

Basic First Aid tips

 

Principals of Caregiving – A resource Guide - Arizona Direct Care

 

Family Caregiver Alliance 

 

 

Safety/ First Aid

 

Client Safety Website and Resources

 

American Academy of orthopedic surgeons

 

GRANTS FOR CAREGIVERS & PROVIDERS 

 

Office of Justice  Grants 101 class

 

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Family Respite Care Grant

 

The AdoptUSKids Respite Program grants of up to $5,000 to parent support groups and associations across the country who are partnering with local public agencies to start respite care programs in their area.

 

 Children with AIDS– respite grants

 

The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias - 2010 caregiver grants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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