Caregiver Resources

Dial 2-1-1 Telephone Referral Line to help you get in touch with a wide range of social services.

MedLinePlus Support for Caregivers

Caregiving is hard, and caregivers of chronically ill people often feel stress. They are "on call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The links provided by the trusted source of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health offer support for caregivers on specific issues.


ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not sell any products, we can help you locate the companies that do.

Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC)

The State of Oregon’s Home Care Commission was created by Ballot Measure 99, which was passed by Oregon voters in 2000. The OHCC is required to ensure the quality of in-home care services, establishing and maintaining a registry of qualified HCWs to provide routine, emergency and respite referrals to individuals who employ HCWs.

Oregon Department of Human Services

Here’s a good definition of who a caregiver is and how to be successful. Great link to a list of more resources!
Oregon DHS Caregiving

Washington County "Department of Aging and Veterans Services"

Get connected with benefits and services, and sign up for the Advisory newspaper and the November Caregiver Conference.
Washington County DAVS Caregiver Resource Page

Project Lifesaver

Washington County has a great tool to help find loved ones with Alzheimer’s, Autism, or other disorders who like to wander from home. It’s a radio transmitter bracelet.
Project Lifesaver

AARP’s Caregiving Resources

Find tools and tips on how to succeed as a caregiver.
AARP Caregiving Resources

AARP’s Caregiving Webinars

Registration is required.
AARP Caregiving Webinars

Caregiver Media Group

Join a chat room, e-newsletter, purchase materials or link to free support Groups.’s Washington County Oregon Support Groups

National Family Caregivers Association

Must read tips and guides!
Tips and Tools

National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health

Get more information about a condition. Oftentimes, support groups will be listed.

Library Resources

Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS)

Search for materials to checkout or do research using online periodicals.

Remember to call your library for more help in searching the library catalog and for help placing holds on titles.
Search the WCCLS catalog

WCCLS Homebound Program

If leaving the house for a lengthy period of time to browse your local library for research or entertainment is difficult in your home care situation, join the WCCLS Homebound Program to have materials delivered to your home. Read all about it, download an application or call the office for more details (503) 648-9785.

WCCLS Homebound Program, Memory Kits

Activity kits for memory exercises. Mini Kits and Visit Kits are especially good for one on one activity.
Memory Kits (PDF)

WCCLS Homebound Program, Video lists

Enjoy movies with family or to relax! Scroll to the bottom of the page for video links.
Video Lists

Talking Books and Braille Services

The Oregon State Library offers persons of all ages with visual disabilities to apply for home library service and equipment. Download an application and have a doctor sign.
Oregon Talking Books and Braille Services

Other Assistance

Ride Connection Transportation

Call to ask if the person in your care can get free transportation to a service provider in the area.
Ride Connection Transportation’s Washington County Services

Oregon State Insurance Division’s Department of Consumer & Business Services

Get objective information to help you make insurance decisions or file a complaint regarding an insurance company or agent.
Oregon State Insurance Division’s Department of Consumer & Business Services

State of Oregon, Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

Free help to understand Medicare and Prescription Drug Programs.
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance

Independent Living Resources

By offering the four core services of Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Counseling and Skills Training, Independent Living Resources helps people to help themselves.
Independent Living Resources

Terra Nova Films Streaming Videos

A visual education center for family caregivers.
Video Caregiving

Terra Nova Films videos con tecnología saliente o "streaming"

Un centro education audiovisual para cuidadores familiares.
Video Asistencia