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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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)

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

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:

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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:

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Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone caring for a family member or friend.

National

(800) 227-7294

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:

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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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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)

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

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

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

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

Government website offers practical information and options on planning for future long-term care needs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 619-0724

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

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)

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