Here are some names, addresses and phone numbers of agencies that might be helpful if you are a caregiver:
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760-1610
Provides support, education, information and advocacy for families of people with disabilities and special needs.
Sponsored by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. It helps families find local services for aging relatives.
Neighborly Senior Services
13650 Stoneybrook Drive
Clearwater, FL 34622
Non-profit agency providing in-home care, transportation, adult day care and meals for seniors in Pinellas and Manatee counties.
Senior Helpline/Better Living for Seniors
Pinellas County: (727) 576-1533
Outside Pinellas County: (800) 861-8111
Information and referral for seniors 60 and older in Pinellas and Pasco counties.
Children of Aging Parents
1609 Woodburn Road, Suite 302A
Levittown, PA 19055
Information on local support groups and services. Available for $1: "Aging Parents and Common Sense: A Practical Guide for You and Your Parents."
Web site is http://www.careguide.net
Well Spouse Foundation
610 Lexington Ave., Suite 814
New York, NY 10022-6005
Supports spouses caring for the chronically ill or disabled. Sponsors support groups and meetings.
Department of Children and Families Developmental Services Program
Pinellas and Pasco counties: (727) 588-6661
Serves mentally retarded citizens and those with cerebral palsy, childhood epilepsy, autism, spina bifida, and Prader-Willi syndrome, an eating disorder.