For family, friends, & loved ones: Body donation to science resources

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 65% of older persons with long-term care needs rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance.

Registering a friend or family member

Whether you’re serving as an at-home caregiver, you are planning ahead, or you are helping a loved one explore options for final arrangements, we hope the resources below will provide valuable information. You can also join the Science Care donor registry today:

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Bereavement & grief resources

Mental Health America

MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Hospice Foundation of America

Improving access, care and knowledge about hospice, grief and loss.

Health care resources

Alzheimer’s Association

Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and care navigator tools.

American Stroke Association

These resources can help you navigate the daily tasks, questions, and challenges you may have when caring for a stroke survivor.

Medicaid state waivers list

Home and community-based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their home or community.

Medicare.gov

Find and Compare: Doctors, Nursing Homes, Plans, Hospitals, Medical Supplies, and Home Health Care Services.

Doctor visits

This guide from the United Hospital Fund provides practical tips to help patients and family caregivers coordinate agendas before an appointment.

Understand chronic conditions

Information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Safety and Well-Being

Lotsa Helping Hands

A central place to coordinate meals and help for friends & family.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, plus prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.

CaringBridge.org

This website provides all the tools you need to keep your family and friends updated during a difficult time such as a health crisis.

Home safety for older adults

From the CDC, a home fall prevention checklist for older adults.

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