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Family Caregiver Services by State

I am New to Caregiving Where Do I Start?

ARCH National Respite Network

http://www.respitelocator.org

Online Respite Locator is a service to help families and professionals locate respite services in their community from a database of nearly 3,000 members.

Care Recipient Eligibility

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility

Anyone

Contact Information

919-490-5577

The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Elder Locator links those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers with services such as meals, home care, transportation, caregiver training and education, or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities

Care Recipient Eligibility

Older adults and caregivers.

Caregiver Eligibility

Older adults and caregivers.

Contact Information

1-800-677-1116

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

https://www.caregiver.org

FCA support and assists families and caregivers through education, advocacy and services. In addition to providing training to technical assistance to California’s Caregiver Resource Centers, FCA hosts the National Center on Caregiving (NCC). The NCC serves as a central source of information on caregiving and long-term care issues and works to advance policies and programs for caregivers in every state in the country.

CareNav is a simple, user-friendly tool designed to help families navigate the complexities of the caregiving journey. Register online or call us toll-free at 800.445.8106.

www.caregiver.org/connecting-caregivers/fca-carenav/

Care Recipient Eligibility

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility

Anyone

Contact Information

(800) 445-8106 Available weekdays 9:00am - 5:00pm (Pacific Time)

Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) Center

https://www.mississippiaccesstocare.org/

Mac Centers help older people and people with disabilities, along with their families and representatives, find long-term care services and supports to keep them living well and independently.

Care Recipient Eligibility

Older people and people with disabilities, families and representatives.

Caregiver Eligibility

Older people and people with disabilities, families and representatives.

Contact Information

844-822-4622

AAAs offer aging services, including:
– Information and assistance
– Care management
– Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels)
– Legal assistance
– Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program

Care Recipient Eligibility

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility

Anyone

Contact Information

To be connected to your local AAA within Mississippi, call: (800) 948-3090

Outside of Mississippi, call: (601) 359-4929

Identify your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) here.

The Mississippi Family Caregiver Support Program works in partnership with the 10 Area Agencies on Aging and local community service providers to provide five basic services for family caregivers, including:
– Information to caregivers about available services.
– Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services.
– Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training
– Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from caregiving responsibilities.
– Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.

Care Recipient Eligibility

- Adults age 18 and older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility Special Populations: - Adults age 55 or older who are caring for anyone (that is not their child) over 18 years old with developmental disabilities - Grandparents or other relatives age 55 or older caring for children (age 18 and under)

Caregiver Eligibility

- Adults age 18 and older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility Special Populations: - Adults age 55 or older who are caring for anyone (that is not their child) over 18 years old with developmental disabilities - Grandparents or other relatives age 55 or older caring for children (age 18 and under)

Contact Information

Mississippi Access to Care Center at 844-822-4622

Can I Get Help to Pay for Caregiving?

The cost of that care varies based on care setting, geographic location of care and level of care required, among other things. The Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey tool can be used by you and your family to calculate the estimated cost of long term care in your city or State.

Information about eligibility and requirements for home and community-based services by state.

Mississippi Independent Living Waiver

http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/programs/independent-living-waiver/

Government program assists individuals with severe neurological or orthopedic disabilities maintain independence by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
– Care management
– Personal care attendant
– Specialized medical equipment and supplies
– Home adaptations
Also, assists residents of nursing homes return to the community, if they are able to do so safely, by managing the transition and providing the appropriate community based services.

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 421-2408 Outside Mississippi, call: (601) 359-9548

Government Benefits and General Information

Benefits.gov

http://www.benefits.gov/

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program’s mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Care Recipient Eligibility

N/A

Caregiver Eligibility

N/A

Contact Information

Benefits.gov is unable to respond to specific scenarios or provide personalized advice. A number of Other Resources and Frequently Asked Questions are available to help answer any questions you may have about government programs, benefits, and services.

For additional government information, you may call USA.gov's National Contact Center at 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, to speak to an information specialist.

Benefits.gov – Mississippi

https://www.benefits.gov/categories

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, GovBenefits.gov underwent a major redesign and became Benefits.gov. However, the program’s mission remains the same: reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing citizen access to government benefit information.

Care Recipient Eligibility

N/A

Caregiver Eligibility

N/A

Contact Information

Benefits.gov is unable to respond to specific scenarios or provide personalized advice. A number of Other Resources and Frequently Asked Questions are available to help answer any questions you may have about government programs, benefits, and services.

For additional government information, you may call USA.gov's National Contact Center at 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, to speak to an information specialist.

Government program assists adults who require nursing level of care remain in their own homes by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
– Care management
– In-home care
– Adult day health
– Respite
– Transportation
– Home-delivered meals
Also, assists residents of nursing homes return to the community, if they are able to do so safely, by managing the transition and providing the appropriate community based services.

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 421-2408 Outside Mississippi, call: (601) 359-9549

Explore every state’s Medicaid and CHIP program to learn about coverage for low-income adults, Medicaid/CHIP eligibility, enrollment and renewal processes and systems on the State Profiles map – by clicking on the map or select from drop down to see each state’s Medicaid and CHIP profile. Scroll down to the bottom page of the State profile to check eligibility requirements, enrollment process, etc.

Contact Information

Toll-Free: 877-267-2323

Information about eligibility and requirements for home and community-based services by state.

Mississippi County-Specific Veterans Service Officer Contacts (VSO)

https://www.msva.ms.gov/

Mississippi Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (SHIP)

http://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/services-for-seniors/state-health-insurance-assistance-program/

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

Care Recipient Eligibility

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility

Anyone

Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 948-3090 Outside Mississippi, call: 601-359-4929

Mississippi Medicaid

http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/

Medicaid is a health insurance for people with limited income and resources. It pays for a variety of medical services, including in-home care or nursing home care, depending on eligibility.

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 421-2408 Outside Mississippi, call: (601) 359-6050

Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Board

http://www.vab.state.ms.us/

Provides aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential and medical care and services. Also helps veterans and their families to present claims for veterans’ benefits to the federal government.

Care Recipient Eligibility

Family members of a veteran

Caregiver Eligibility

Family members of a veteran

Contact Information

(601) 576-4850

National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA)

https://www.nrcnaa.org/

The NRCNAA serves the elderly Native American population of the U.S. The NRCAA assists in developing community-based solutions through education, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality of life and delivery of related support services to the Native aging population.

Through the Native Elder Service Locator, you can use the interactive map to locate tribal elderly services in your state.

Contact Information

(800) 896-7628

Can I Get Help While Living In My Home?

Government program assists adults who require nursing level of care remain in their own homes by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
– Care management
– In-home care
– Adult day health
– Respite
– Transportation
– Home-delivered meals
Also, assists residents of nursing homes return to the community, if they are able to do so safely, by managing the transition and providing the appropriate community based services.

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 421-2408 Outside Mississippi, call: (601) 359-9549

Mississippi County-Specific Veterans Service Officer Contacts (VSO)

https://www.msva.ms.gov/

Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services

http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

This state department helps residents of Mississippi with disabilities to obtain and retain employment. It provides information and referral services for independent living.

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

(800) 443-1000

Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO)

http://www.lmhpco.org/

Provides information about hospice and palliative care. Its website includes a Find a Hospice search tool which allows users to locate hospice and palliative care programs in their communities.

Care Recipient Eligibility

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility

Anyone

Contact Information

(888) 546-1500 (504) 945-2414

Mississippi Independent Living Councils

http://www.lifeofms.com/index.php

The State of Mississippi partners with a network of non-profit, non-residential, community-based centers, run and controlled by persons with disabilities that offer:
– Information and referral
– Peer counseling
– Care management
– Independent living skills training
– Individual and systems change advocacy
– Benefits counseling
– Employment readiness training
– Housing referrals
– Assistive technology services
– Legal aid

Care Recipient Eligibility

____

Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

(800) 748-9398 or (601) 969-4009

Mississippi Independent Living Waiver

http://www.medicaid.ms.gov/programs/independent-living-waiver/

Government program assists individuals with severe neurological or orthopedic disabilities maintain independence by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
– Care management
– Personal care attendant
– Specialized medical equipment and supplies
– Home adaptations
Also, assists residents of nursing homes return to the community, if they are able to do so safely, by managing the transition and providing the appropriate community based services.

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

___

Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 421-2408 Outside Mississippi, call: (601) 359-9548

Program assists people with disabilities obtain assistive devices and remain independent in their community. Services include:
– Information and referral
– Assistive technology demonstrations and training
– Assistive technology re-use program
– Option to borrow assistive technologies for a limited period of time

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 852-8328 Outside Mississippi, call: (601) 987-4872

Can I Get Help with Residential Care (Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Hospice?)

Government program assists adults who require nursing level of care delay placement into a nursing facility by helping to pay for support services in an assisted living environment. Services include:
– Care management
– In-home care
– Therapeutic, social, and recreational programming
– Skilled nursing (limited)
– Transportation
– Supplemental services

Care Recipient Eligibility

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Caregiver Eligibility

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Contact Information

(800) 421-2408 (601) 359-6050

Government program assists adults who require nursing level of care remain in their own homes by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
– Care management
– In-home care
– Adult day health
– Respite
– Transportation
– Home-delivered meals
Also, assists residents of nursing homes return to the community, if they are able to do so safely, by managing the transition and providing the appropriate community based services.

Care Recipient Eligibility

___

Caregiver Eligibility

___

Contact Information

Within Mississippi, call: (800) 421-2408 Outside Mississippi, call: (601) 359-9549

Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO)

http://www.lmhpco.org/

Provides information about hospice and palliative care. Its website includes a Find a Hospice search tool which allows users to locate hospice and palliative care programs in their communities.

Care Recipient Eligibility

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility

Anyone

Contact Information

(888) 546-1500 (504) 945-2414

Caregiver Policies and Data

Caregiving Across the States: 50 State Profiles – Mississippi

https://www.caregiver.org/uploads/2023/08/Mississippi-2023-1-1.pdf