November is National Family Caregivers Month

Updated: November 1, 2023

The majority of caregivers are women. CWNY celebrates caregivers and provides them with resources.

“Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you’re a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being.”Mayo Clinic
Family Caregiver Guide in English, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish
Family Caregiver Terms and Definitions

10 Tips for Family Caregivers – Caregiver Action Network

American Psychological Association (APA)
Who Are Family Caregivers?
CDC Caregiver Factsheet
Positive Aspects of Caregiving
Family Caregivers’ Needs Are Often Invisible
Common Caregiving Problems
Mental and Physical Health Effects of Family Caregiving

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Caregiving Plan – Downloadable Form to Summarize Information About Person Receiving Care
Caregiving Plan – Downloadable Form to Summarize Information About Person Receiving Care (Spanish)

What is a caregiver? 7 Types of Caregivers –
Caregiver Roles and First Steps – Family Caregiver Alliance

National Institute on Aging: US Department of Health and Human Resources
Alzheimer’s Caregiving: Caring for Yourself
Understanding Health Care Decisions at the End of Life

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The Financial Costs of Family Caregiving
Guide for a Solo Caregiver
Resources for Caregivers and their Families
Tips for a New Family Caregiver
Family Caregiving
Caregiver Stress and Burnout

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Caregiver Support Program
National Family Caregivers Month

NYC Department of Aging
NYC Caregiver Program: Services Finder
In Home Services in NYC
NYC Older Adult Centers
NYC Social Adult Day Care
Survey of Informal Caregivers in NYC
Support for Elder Abuse Victims

Caregiver Protections – NYC Commission on Human Rights

NYS Office of the Aging
Caring for a Loved One
Caregiver’s Guide: What is caregiving? How to Get Help – video 6:24 minutes
NYS Respite Program

Respite: A Break for Caregivers – NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition

Caregiver Stress: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself – Mayo Clinic
Caregiver Stress: A Comprehensive Outlook – Office of Women’s Health/US Department of Health and Human Resources
Common Mental Health Issues in Family – Caregivers Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Causes and Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Should a Family Member Become a Caregiver? –
Family Caregiver Toolbox – Caregiver Action Network
Resources for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers – Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Informal Caregivers in Cancer: Roles, Burden, and Support (PDQ®) – Health Professional Version – National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
Family Members and Caregivers – National Alliance on Mental Illness | New York State (NAMI)
CWNY’s Free Caregivers Phone Support Group – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)