There are many Caregiver support groups online and in local communities. Below you’ll find some of the most common national organizations, but it is not an exhaustive list. Feel free to explore them and choose what works best for you or do some research on your own.

Smart Patients Caregivers Community: Caregivers and loved ones can join this community for free to share, interact, and learn from each other in a safe, supportive environment. Family Caregivers of adults with chronic physical or cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, and other illnesses can share their expertise with this community.

Family Caregiver Alliance Support Groups: This unmoderated group is for families, partners, and Caregivers of adults with disorders such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, brain injury, and other chronic debilitating health conditions. It offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges, and rewards of providing care for a loved one.

AARP Online Caregiving Community: Caregivers can join, for free, to talk with other Caregivers and get answers from experts in the community. You do not have to be an AARP member to call the support line or join the online community. AARP provides topics to help you with many situations. This website offers a list of local support groups that you can filter based on your location. These groups meet in-person.

Social Media: If an in-person support group won’t work for you, and you often find yourself on social media, there are several Facebook Caregiver support groups as well. The most popular ones focus on Alzheimer’s and dementia, but Caregivers Hub Support Group and Caregivers Connect focus on all types of caregiving situations.

For more illness-specific Caregiver groups, please visit the following websites:

Alzheimer’s Association

National MS Society

American Cancer Society

American Stroke Association

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*The Griswold service model varies depending on which state the office is in. In some states, our service is solely to refer thoroughly screened professional caregivers. In other states, we employ and supervise the caregivers. In every state, we're 100% focused on quality services and responsiveness to your needs. For each office, you'll see its service model and learn how we can best help you and your family with your home care needs. (See item 7 and item 19 of our current FDD for additional information.)