The AXA Foundation in collaboration with the National Alliance for Caregiving has funded the creation of the AXA Foundation Family Care Resource Connection. This on-line connection is designed to help family caregivers and the professional community who works with families gain access to hundreds of resources on the widest range of issues.
Key topics include: Hands-on skills for caregivers, medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease, legal and financial information, coping with caregiving and community resources.
The site describes the resources and provides a rating score based on the quality, usefulness to family members, timeliness and accessibility. Reviews are conducted by experts in family caregiving and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each item. Information is also provided about the cost of items and where it can be obtained.
There is also a special feature, which will let users add their own ratings and reviews of resources they may have used. Searches can be completed by topic or by keyword.
To access the AXA Foundation Family Care Resource Connection go to the web site www.caregiving.org and then click on “AXA Foundation Family Care Resource Connection.”
Gail R. Mitchell