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?

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC
Provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment, including how to find and purchase it. Also offers an online forum for consumers, caregivers and others to submit and read reviews of products and classified ads of equipment for sale.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 227-0216
or
(301) 608-8998

Offers online directory of local meal programs across the country for adults who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 998-6325

Local Red Cross chapters offer in-person educational sessions, for a nominal fee, on topics such as: - Home safety - Healthy eating - Bathing - Legal and financial issues - Self-care for the caregiver
Care Recipient Eligibility:

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Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

800-733-2767

Online resource that provides information on low-cost and affordable health insurance, health care, and hospice. It is a free service from the Actors' Fund of America's Health Insurance Resource Center.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

For Artists, Performers, Freelancers, and Self-Employed

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 798-8447
Ext. 265

This division of the American Health Care Association, a private company, offers an online resource that provides consumers with information on nursing homes, assisted living/residential care and other types of long term care.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 842-4444

Online directory of NADSA member agencies throughout the country (including adult day services and adult day health programs).
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(877) 745-1440

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

National

919-490-5577

A monthly cash benefit from the federal government for people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:

- Have worked in jobs covered by Social Security
- Be disabled, according to Social Security's definition of disability

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) 772-1213

A non-profit organization that provides online information to those who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. Website provides information about prescription assistance programs for specific medications and diseases, as well as government programs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Varies depending on the specific assistance program.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

No hotline.

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)

A monthly cash benefit from the federal government to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter for low-income older adults and people with disabilities.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:

- Age 65 or older OR Blind or disabled, according to Social Security's definition of disability (any age)
- Resources (real estate, bank accounts, cash, stocks and bonds) cannot exceed $2,000 per person ($3,000 per couple)

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) 772-1213

Provides information about how qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage can get the medicines they need for free or nearly free through patient assistance programs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Varies depending on the specific assistance program.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(888) 477-2669

Online resource developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides information on services and financing options for future long-term care needs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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This program is available through the Department of Veteran Affairs. A pension and compensation income benefit is payable to any qualified veteran. Deductions from the maximum pensionable amount are allowed to be made for unreimbursed medical expenses.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

- The veteran must have served in active military for 90 or more consecutive days, with 1 day during a period of wartime as defined by the Veterans Administration.
- The veteran must have been discharged under anything other than dishonorable conditions.
- The veteran must be over the age of 65 or disabled.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) 827-1000

Provides mediation between patients and their employers and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis relating to the patient's condition.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 532-5274

Provides primary care, specialized care, and related minor medical and social support services to U.S. veterans, service members and their families. VA benefits and services include: - Compensation - Pension - Health Care
Care Recipient Eligibility:

- A veteran OR
- An active duty military service member OR
- A member of the Reserve or National Guard OR
Post - 9/11 (2011)

Caregiver Eligibility:

__Services for caregivers of post 9/11 veterans call the hotline at: 1-855-260-3274 (The criteria will be different times/wars served to access the numerous caregiver benefits under the new law).

National

Information and Assistance (800) 827-1000

Caregiver Support Line: (855) 260-3274

Provides primary care, specialized care, and related minor medical and social support services to U.S. veterans, service members and their families. VA benefits and services include: - Compensation - Pension - Health Care
Care Recipient Eligibility:

- A veteran OR
- An active duty military service member OR
- A member of the Reserve or National Guard OR
Post - 9/11 (2011)

Caregiver Eligibility:

__Services for caregivers of post 9/11 veterans call the hotline at: 1-855-260-3274 (The criteria will be different times/wars served to access the numerous caregiver benefits under the new law).

National

Information and Assistance (800) 827-1000

Caregiver Support Line: (855) 260-3274

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

An online service of the National Council on Aging to help older adults and their families determine their eligibility for and enroll in federal, state, local and private benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides older adults and their family members with practical information, advice and legal tools to ensure wishes at end-of-life will be respected, including the Five Wishes Living Will document.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(850) 681-2010
or Toll Free:
(888) 594-7437

WorkLife Law operates a hotline which provides legal assistance to caregivers who encounter discrimination in the workplace due to their family responsibilities. Services include: - Legal advice/assistance - Advocacy - Attorney referrals
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 981-9495

(415) 565-4640

(202) 680-8964

Legal Hotline: (415) 703-8276

An online service of the National Institutes of Health with current information about federally and privately supported clinical trials in human volunteers to answer specific health questions.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides an online guide to finding legal services in each state, including lawyer referral, court information, state laws and legal rights.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

Headquarters: (800) 285-2221

See website for local contact information

An online search for housing providers (both for-profit and non-profit operators), including: - Senior apartments - Independent living communities - Assisted living residences - Continuing care retirement communities
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 237-0900

Government site links to information and resources on a wide range of disability related topics, such as: benefits, civil rights, community services, health services and more.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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