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 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

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)

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

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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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 information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the clearinghouse responds to inquiries about diabetes, provides referrals to health professionals, and offers publications about diabetes.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 860-8747

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

Serves as a clearinghouse of scientific and medical information about brain injuries. Also provides information and consultations for additional resources.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(206) 621-8558

Supports families affected by Kidney disease and advocates for the increase of all organs for transplantation.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 622-9010

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

National multimedia project offering information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Its website includes a series of webcasts, an electronic newsletter, and a section on resources for people affected by TBI and their families.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(703) 998-2020

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

Provides a national call center, publications and community programs and services for cancer patients and their caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 227-2345

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

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 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

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