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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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

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 services ranging from health care to disaster response, as well as services for children and families and care for older adults.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

See website for local chapter contact information

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

A nonprofit organization with an online directory that allows people to research, compare, locate and obtain mobility and assistive products, such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, bars and rails.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(408) 263-8000

Offers an online State Resource Directory for Elder Abuse Prevention which includes helplines and hotlines to report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Also includes state laws and regulations that protect older adults.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

Go to their website (NCEA) for a state by state resource help hotline listing

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

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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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:

__

National

No hotline.

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

Links older adults and their family members to state and local area agencies on aging (AAAs) and community-based organizations that help older adults remain at home and in the community. AAAs offer: - Information and Assistance - Care Management
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 677-1116
Eldercare hotline is available weekdays
9:00am-8:00pm
(Eastern Time)
Spanish-speaking information specialists are available

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:

--

National

(888) 477-2669

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:

__

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 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

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:

--

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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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 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

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

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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