Family Care Navigator

State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers

Our Family Care Navigator helps family caregivers locate public, nonprofit, and private programs and services nearest their loved one—living at home or in a residential facility. Resources include government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and more. Caregiving is challenging, but there are resources to help. Click on a state below for those available to you. View national resources and organizations here.
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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.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

N/A

Caregiver Eligibility:

N/A

National

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.

Website provides a directory of Veterans Service Organization in the US.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Veterans

Caregiver Eligibility:

Family member of a veteran.

National
Offers a national telephone hotline, online resources and printed publications which serve as a central source of information and assistance to family caregivers in every state.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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

The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) provides technical assistance, educational webinars, national conferences, information and referral, and mentorship, among other benefits for member organizations. Membership is open to any organization or individual who can realize benefits.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

anyone

National

304-907-0428 (note: only give this number if they absolutely do not have access to a computer)

Offers a handbook to empower caregivers, concerned friends and neighbors with steps to create and maintain a caregiving family to support the ill, disabled or aging and their family caregiver. Scripted first meeting, 23 forms. Telephone and email support.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(212) 991-9688

A national, non-profit membership organization that provides support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled through established support groups in communities all over the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

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Caregiver Eligibility:

Any spouse or partner caring for someone who is chronically ill or disabled.

National

(800) 838-0879

Check Support Groups, Contacts list under Find Caregiver Support on website for local offices

An online volunteer coordination service for friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to assist older adults in need. Offers a private group calendar to organize meals delivery, rides, and other caregiving tasks for a loved one.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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This organization offers educational programs, connective social activities, emotional support, and inter-generational programming designed to help you navigate through your community's continuum of care.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 655-3392 (888 OK LEEZA)

In Illinois:
(815) 741-0077

In Florida:
(954) 883-7240

In California:
Sherman Oaks (818) 817-3259
Los Angeles (323) 932-5414

An online resource that defines the role of a long-term care ombudsman and how he/she can help families of nursing home residents. It also includes a state-by-state directory of long-term care ombudsmen.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 332-2275

Online directory of its members, who provide services throughout the country at varying fees. These professionals (nurses, social workers, etc.) specialize in aging and elder care and can help families assess needs and plan suitable care.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Any older adult

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See website for local contact information

Provides support services for anyone affected by cancer including limited financial assistance grants for: - Transportation - Child care - Home care
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Patient must currently be receiving treatment for cancer

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 813-4673

Provides a searchable database of over 5,000 nonprofit senior housing, assisted living facilities and retirement communities by state and county. Housing options and levels of care are described.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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The National Center on Senior Transportation's mission is to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Senior or disabled when an individual can not take regular public transportation.

Caregiver Eligibility:

N/A

National

(866) 528-6278
For hearing impaired, call:
(202) 347-7385
Available weekdays
9:00am - 5:00pm
(Eastern Time)

Provides online information and support to family caregivers, including a resource that helps to identify and locate caregiver support groups and other caregiver resources in specific counties, including non-profit organizations, rural caregiver resources and products and services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 829-2734

Offers consumers, families and advocates resources and information on long-term care including; an overview of each state's nursing home system and licensing agencies, and a consumer's guide to choosing a nursing home.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 332-2275

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its online Find a Provider search allows the user to search for member hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 658-8898

HelpLine in Spanish:
(877) 658-8896

A program that offers cash back on goods and products that are not typically covered by insurance or Medicare. Products eligible for cash back include nutrition, incontinence supplies, bathing and skin care, and aids for daily living.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone who purchases caregiving products.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone who purchases caregiving products.

National

(800) 888-0889

Provides reliable information, care consultation and supportive services for dementia caregivers through state and local chapters. The website also includes an interactive tool, CareFinder, which helps families to: - Recognize dementia care - Plan and pay for care
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 272-3900
Hotline available
24 hours 7 days a week

Sponsored by the University of Southern California, the website features a section entitled Home Modification for Caregivers and an online national directory of home modification resources geared to help older persons remain independent.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See website for local contact information

Provides information about a variety of caregiving topics. Also provides access to geriatric care specialists.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

Eldercare Consultants: 773-508-1015

Government-sponsored website with a directory of assistive devices and other products, which includes information about cost and vendors.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 726-9119

The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) provides technical assistance, educational webinars, national conferences, information and referral, and mentorship, among other benefits for member organizations. Membership is open to any organization or individual who can realize benefits.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

anyone

National

304-907-0428 (note: only give this number if they absolutely do not have access to a computer)

Information and support for caregivers as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones 50+. They provide articles, helpful tools, a comprehensive local directory of caregiving services, and the collective wisdom of an involved community.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone, but their focus is primarily on the family caregiver caring for 50+

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone, but their focus is primarily on the family caregiver caring for 50+

National

Talk to a Family Adviser for free: (866) 824-8174

An online directory of AJFCS member agencies throughout the country. Services include: - Care management - Chore services - Adult day services - Kosher meals on wheels - Respite care
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) 634-7346

Online resource helps consumers locate appropriate health care, supportive services and comprehensive resources in their area. Care.com offers a supportive caregiver guide to senior care issues, informative and detailed articles and a searchable index of caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

- Anyone requiring care - medical orders from a physician are usually required for care

* Individuals must pay privately. Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance may pay for the service if the care is medically necessary, depending on each payer's eligibility requirements

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

See website for local contact information

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