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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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

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:

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National

No hotline.

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 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:

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National

(888) 477-2669

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

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

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

Provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 342-2383

See website for local chapter contact information

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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Provides up-to-date information about research on the treatment, care, diagnosis of Huntington's Disease. Also offers online support group and chatroom.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides credible heart disease information for effective prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 242-8721

See website for local chapter contact information

Provides support, information and educational services to Huntington's disease families through a network of volunteer-based chapters and affiliates.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 345-4372

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

Provides advocacy, information about prevention, and health education concerning Kidney disease. Also, offers limited financial assistance for the following programs: - Health Insurance Premium Program - Medicare Part D - Safety Net
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 638-8299

An online service that offers state-specific information and resources on Huntington's disease for individuals and caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See website for local contact information
*Note: individual state pages are no longer being updated.

FCA support and assists families and caregivers through education, advocacy and services. In addition to providing training to technical assistance to California's Caregiver Resource Centers, FCA hosts the National Center on Caregiving (NCC).
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 445-8106
Available weekdays
9:00am - 5:00pm
(Pacific Time)

Serves as an information clearinghouse and resource center for people with pain, their families and their caregivers, the general public, health care professionals, policymakers, and the media.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 615-PAIN
(888) 615-7246

Offers services and resources to patients, their families and professionals including personal support and educational materials about hydrocephalus.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 598-3789
Available every day from
9:00am-4:00pm
(Pacific Time)

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

Online resource includes information on the disease, support groups, a chat room, and other online group forums for young adults with Parkinson's disease and their families.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(877) 223-3801

Operates a call center that provides information on local resources as well as support and guidance. Provides financial assistance to qualified blood cancer patients, information about leukemia and lymphoma, and other information for patients and their families.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 955-4572
Available weekdays
9:00am - 6:00pm
(Eastern Time)

Coalition of organizations focused on family caregiving issues. Conducts research, policy analysis and develops national programs to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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