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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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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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

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

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:

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National

(800) 221-6827

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:

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National

See website for local contact information

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:

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National

See website for local chapter 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, training and technical assistance and a free hotline on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A service of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 949-4232

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

Government web site for consumers that links to over 1,500 health-related organizations and provides consumer guides on issues including long-term care, Medicare, and nursing homes.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to care for themselves, or for a seriously ill family member, or for a new child without losing their jobs or health care insurance.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Workers can take leave to care for:

- An ill spouse, child, or parent (some states include additional family members)
- A new baby or adopted child
- Themselves when they have a serious illness

Caregiver Eligibility:

Eligible workers must:

- Work at companies with 50 or more employees at or within 75 miles of the work site
- Have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-months prior to taking leave

National

Department of Labor:
(866) 487-2365

National Partnership for Women and Families:
(202) 986-2600

Call the Wage and Hour Division's toll-free help line:
(866) 487-9243

Online resource provides consumers with information, industry updates, research, and links to other assisted living resources as well as a message board to submit questions and concerns for personalized assistance.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(32) 212-9036

Provides online directory of nonprofit legal services providers throughout the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

National

See website for local contact information

Provides online directory of nonprofit legal services providers throughout the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

National

See website for local contact information

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

Medicare is a government health insurance program for adults age 65 and older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal disease:
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:

- U.S. citizen or legal resident
- Any adult age 65 or older OR any adult receiving Social Security Disability Insurance OR any adult with End-Stage Renal Disease or ALS

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) MEDICAR
(800) 633-4227

In California, call:
(800) 434-0222

LSC, also called Legal Aid, is a government resource that provides legal assistance to low income Americans. The LSC provides an online listing of member organizations that provide free legal assistance to eligible clients.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Must be low income (income limits vary by program)

Caregiver Eligibility:

Must be low income (income limits vary by program)

National

(202) 295-1500

See website for local contact information

Offers an online Homes and Services Directory which includes: - Adult day services - Home health care - Senior housing - Assisted living facilities - Continuing care retirement communities - Nursing homes
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

General: (202) 783-2242

See website for local contact information

Nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to people with questions or concerns about Medicare. Information is provided about Medicare drug coverage, health plan options, and rights and benefits. Assistance is available online or by a telephone hotline.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 333-4114
Hotline counselors are available weekdays
9:00am-1:00pm
(Eastern Time)

Nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to people with questions or concerns about Medicare. Information is provided about Medicare drug coverage, health plan options, and rights and benefits. Assistance is available online or by a telephone hotline.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 333-4114
Hotline counselors are available weekdays
9:00am-1:00pm
(Eastern Time)

Online Agency Locator helps consumers to find and choose a home care provider in their state and local area to match their specific needs. Database consists of NAHC members, more than 20,000 home care and hospice agencies.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 547-7424

See website for local contact information

An online resource from the National Institute on Health that helps consumers find health services by location and service type. Services include: - In-home care - Nursing homes - Hospitals - Support groups - Hospice and palliative care - Physicians
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides an online directory of its members to locate attorneys that deal with legal issues affecting elderly and disabled adults, including - Public benefits - Probate and estate planning - Guardianship and conservatorship - Health and long-term care planning
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(703) 942-5711

See website for local contact information

A consumer organization for people 50 years and older. Provides online information about issues related to aging, including: - Long-term care and retirement - Financial and legal information - Resources on family caregiving - Internet resources on aging
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) OUR-AARP
(888) 687-2277
Available weekdays
7:00am - 12:00 midnight
(Eastern Time)

Provides assistance in obtaining veterans' benefits and answers questions regarding rules and regulations concerning veterans. Wesbite provides directory of Veteran Service Officers across the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Veterans

Caregiver Eligibility:

Family members of a veteran

National

See website for local contact information

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