Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
Caregiver Action Network
1130 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3904
Phone: (202) 454-3970
CAN Websites Targeted to Specific Caregivers
Help for Cancer Caregivers provides information, education, and support to help cancer caregivers care for themselves and their family members. Born of a unique collaboration of organizations with the shared goal of improving health and well-being of the people who care for people with cancer, Help for Cancer Caregivers is as a stand-alone resource tailored to the oncology community.
Rare Caregivers is a comprehensive online guide that addresses the distinct needs of family caregivers of loved ones with rare diseases. Rare Caregiver’s resources provide caregivers with tips on helping their loved one as well as themselves.
CAN’s Assisting Caregiving Employees (ACE) Program helps major companies and organizations provide their caregiving employees the resources they need to help with their caregiving responsibilities so that they can remain productive and healthy employees. The program includes a dedicated website for caregivers full of tips, a caregiver stress assessment, and a caregiving assessment for the organization.