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
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

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:

__

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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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:

__

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:

___

National

See website for local contact information

A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that offers free resources and information (online and over the phone) about end-of-life care and services. Includes information about: - Advance care planning - Financial assistance
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 658-8898

HelpLine in Spanish: (877) 658-8896

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 assistance to frail older persons and adults with disabilities so they can live independently in their own homes or communities. Volunteers offer: - Respite for caregivers - Companionship to care recipients - Help with various tasks and chores
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Frail older adults and adults with disabilities

Caregiver Eligibility:

__

National

See website for local contact information

An online support group for adults caring for their parents or other relatives. Also provides a list of in-person support groups in different states.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

__

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone caring for a family member or friend.

National

(800) 227-7294

Provides social services to individuals in need, including family support, respite care and home care services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

__

National

See website for local contact information

Some centers hold monthly meetings of education and support for those who care for older adults. Centers also provide: - Respite care - In-home visitors - Home health aides - Support groups - Adult day care - Information and referral
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

__

National

(816) 960-2022

Offers over 500 online support communities and information exchange on a variety of health and wellness issues, including caregiving.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Comfort Zone provides GPS location updates using a portable cellular device. Family members can monitor a person's location using a graphical web-based mapping program.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

1-877-259-4850

Over 1,350 programs operating throughout the country to promote increased access to health care for disease prevention and treatment, and medical rehabilitations for people with disabilities. Services focus on under- and uninsured populations.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

__

National

See website for local chapter contact information

Assists children and adults with disabilities and their families by providing adult day services, including medical and social services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Children and adults with disabilities

Caregiver Eligibility:

__

National

(800) 221-6827

Assists children and adults with disabilities and their families by providing adult day services, including medical and social services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Children and adults with disabilities

Caregiver Eligibility:

__

National

(800) 221-6827

Online resource helps consumers locate a VNA in their area. VNAs offer comprehensive home health care or personal care to individuals in their respective communities for a fee. The website includes tips on choosing a home health agency and information about insurance coverage.
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:

__

National

See website for local contact information

FCA is a nonprofit caregiver support organization that offers online resources, fact sheets and electronic newsletters which serve as a central source of information and assistance to family caregivers in every state. FCA's National Center on Caregiving offers a national telephone hotline.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Care recipients looking for information may find it on FCA's website or by calling the hotline. The online groups are not designed for care recipients.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Caregiver Online Group: Family and friends caring for adults with cognitive disorders and other chronic health conditions.
Huntington's Disease and Movement Disorders Online Group: Families, friends and professionals affected by HD, Parkinson's or other movement disorder.
LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caregivers of adults with chronic health problems.

National

(800) 445-8106

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its website includes a Locate a Hospice search which allows the user to search for hospice and palliative care programs, and a Caregiver's Corner that offers publications and tips on caregiving for persons near the end-of-life.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 854-3402
or
(202) 457-5811

Online directory of aging and caregiver support services. Offers access to professionals in aging, resources, educational articles, virtual classroom, ask the expert, and support groups.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

888-244-6499

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