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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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

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

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

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 a large number of community-based services nationwide to make life with arthritis easier, including: support groups, informational and exercise classes and free educational brochures and booklets.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(844) 571-4357 (HELP)

See website for local chapter contact information

Provides help to ALS patients and their families through research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy. Includes a nationwide network of 30 certified ALS clinics which provide state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary ALS care and services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 782-4747

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

Promotes research, provides education about the disease, and organizes a wide range of programs for people newly diagnosed with MS or those living with the disease over time.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 344-4867

See website for local chapter information

The Caregiver Action Network—formerly the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)—is a grassroots membership organization for family caregivers. It supports family caregivers through education, information, referral services, and advocacy.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 454-3970

Conducts clinical trials on promising medications designed to improve cognitive functioning, decrease behavioral disturbances, slow the rate of decline, or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(858) 622-5880

A program of the National Cancer Institute, CIS provides personalized, confidential responses to specific questions about cancer. Information specialists are available by telephone and online.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 4-CANCER
(800-422-6237)
Available Weekdays
9:00am to 4:30pm
(Eastern Time)
*Assistance is also available in Spanish

Provides information about rare diseases, referrals to patient organizations, advocacy for the rare-disease community, and Medication Assistance Programs that help patients obtain certain drugs they could not otherwise afford.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 999-6673
*Voice mail Only

Online resource provides current, comprehensive information on Alzheimer's disease and caring for someone with the disease. Includes a database of clinical trials.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 438-4380

A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with cancer and their loved ones. Offer free services and programs including support groups, stress reduction programs and educational workshops through local chapters in communities across the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 793-WELL
(888) 793-9355
(202) 659-9709

Serves as an on-line educational and support community for persons in pain and their families. Also offers an online database of pain care providers that is searchable by name, specialty, location, pain condition, and/or treatment options.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See website for local contact information

Online resource reports on the latest scientific findings, creates and maintains public databases of research data, and produces discussion forums.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides information to promote awareness, prevention and early detection of diabetes. Offers free online monthly newsletter and screening tool. A listing of diabetes education programs and support groups in all 50 states is available.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See website for local contact information

Provides information and resources to stroke survivors and their families including stroke support groups and a recovery guide.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) STROKES
(800) 787-6537

Offers programs and services to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families such as a monthly e-bulletin with tips on living and coping, support groups and in-person consultation services from social work professionals.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 886-2282

Offers more than a dozen online support groups and resources about brain tumors and related conditions.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone with a brain tumor.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone caring for someone who meets care recipient eligibility.

National

(877) 252-8480

Provides a toll-free line and an online resource center to answer questions regarding Parkinson's disease.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 457-6676

Offers patients and their families resources to better manage chronic pain their lives including support groups, videos, and coping tips.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 533-3231

Provides information on Huntington's disease and resources for caregivers, including a list of online support groups.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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