National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce Provides reliable up-to-date information for people who are working to improve direct caregiving jobs.


National Private Duty Association The National Private Duty Association (NPDA) is a non-profit national voice for organizations that provide private duty home care services and an advocate for services which benefit the consumers for whom they care: seniors, children, persons with disabilities, those with chronic health conditions and anyone whose quality of life can be improved by having a care worker help in their home.

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Caregiving Advocacy Organizations

American Hospital Association National organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities.
American Public Health Association The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health.

Direct Care Alliance A national, practitioner-based coalition of long-term care consumers, direct-care workers, and concerned healthcare providers who have come together to pursue a common goal: broad-based reforms to ensure a stable, valued, and well-trained direct-care workforce that can meet consumers’ demands for high-quality paraprofessional healthcare services.

Caregiving Education and Resources

Elder Care Calculator The MetLife Caregiving Cost Study: Productivity Losses to U.S. Business estimates that business costs of caregiving employees may be as high as $33.6 billion nationally a year.

Caregiving Support Organizations

Family Caregiver Alliance Committed to caring for caregivers, resource site.

Hospice Association of America A national organization representing more than 2,800 hospices and thousands of caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.

National Area Agencies on Aging The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. The fundamental mission is to provide services which make it possible for older individuals to remain in their home.
National Family Caregivers Association Supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved one. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of different diagnoses, different relationships and different life stages to address the common needs and concerns of all family caregivers.

Diagnosis Specific Information

Alzheimer’s Association A national network of chapters, is the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.

American Association for Respiratory Care AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.

American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

American Heart Association The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Lung Association Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

American Stroke Association The division of the American Heart Association that’s solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising and advocacy.

Home Care Education & Resources

American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance Latest and most relevant information including national online directory of long-term care insurance professionals from the industry’s professional trade organization.

National Parkinson Foundation Educational site on Parkinson’s disease Legal & Medical Resources

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders.

American Physical Therapy Association The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession’s role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public.
Elder Care Matters Right at Home is a Member of the national Elder Care Matters Alliance. Your link to useful articles, interviews, resources, and information about a wide range of elder care matters. Plus, this is where you will find some of America’s “best & brightest” elder care experts who can help you plan for and deal with your family’s issues of aging.

FirstGov Official US Government Website. Laws, regulations and legislation related to senior care issues

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Provides information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with elderly care legal services and people with special needs.

National Mental Health Association The country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental