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.

What Resources are Available in My State?

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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:

___

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:

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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

An online government resource that provides information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) MEDICAR
(800) 633-4227

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

Provides information and planning tips about long-term care and caregiving. Its website includes a Find Facilities and Services search tool to help consumers find long-term care housing, caregiver support, hospice and palliative care programs and other aging services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See webpage for local contact information

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