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Resources

Free community resources for caregivers supporting a senior family member. Finding the help you need is the best way to care for you and them.

AARP AARP provides information about caregiving, long-term care, and aging, including publications and audio-visual aids for caregivers.
The Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
Benefits Check-up Benefits Check-up is confidential site where you can find and enroll in federal and state program for which you are entitled that help pay for utility bills, meals, and assistance with your prescription drugs. Not all benefits are income qualified.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services This is the official website for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency responsible for Medicare Rx. The toll-free number is 800/MEDICARE.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides credible, reliable health information on many topics and has a large aging-related database where you can search caregiving.
The Eldercare Locator The Eldercare Locator is a valuable website and public service of the Administration on Aging. It directly connects caregivers to the area agency on aging in their local area that has information on services for older persons and their caregivers.
The Family Caregiver Alliance The Family Caregiver Alliance or FCA is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
The National Council on the Aging The National Council on the Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization that works to improve the economic security and health and older Americans with online tools to help seniors and their caregivers.
The National Family Caregivers Association The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers’ lives by removing barriers to health and well-being.
National Alliance for Caregiving National Alliance for Caregiving although not an organization that helps family caregivers directly, The National Alliance for Caregiving’s website helps family caregivers learn about information, videos, pamphlets, etc. that have been reviewed and approved as providing solid information.
The National Institute on Aging The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer’s disease research.
The my Social Security Account The my Social Security Account is a personal online service you can use to check your Social Security information and do business with the Social Security Administration.
Well Spouse Association is a national membership organization that gives support to husbands, wives, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Well Spouse has a network of support groups and also a newsletter for spouses.

 

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