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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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

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 Institutes of Health with current information about federally and privately supported clinical trials in human volunteers to answer specific health questions.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides older adults and their family members with practical information, advice and legal tools to ensure wishes at end-of-life will be respected, including the Five Wishes Living Will document.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(850) 681-2010
or Toll Free:
(888) 594-7437

WorkLife Law operates a hotline which provides legal assistance to caregivers who encounter discrimination in the workplace due to their family responsibilities. Services include: - Legal advice/assistance - Advocacy - Attorney referrals
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 981-9495

(415) 565-4640

(202) 680-8964

Legal Hotline: (415) 703-8276

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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Provides an online guide to finding legal services in each state, including lawyer referral, court information, state laws and legal rights.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

Headquarters: (800) 285-2221

See website for local contact information

An online search for housing providers (both for-profit and non-profit operators), including: - Senior apartments - Independent living communities - Assisted living residences - Continuing care retirement communities
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 237-0900

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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Supports research, provides patient and caregiver support and coordinates 65 chapters and 57 information and referral centers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 223-2732

Provides scientific, clinical, and caregiver information on Lewy Body Dementia and offers phone and email helplines for caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 539-9767

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 division of the American Heart Association, provides information and referrals to stroke survivors and their caregivers through the Stroke Family Warmline.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 478-7653

Offers a national toll-free helpline, online forum, and a support group directory.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) MSFOCUS
(888) 673-6287
9:00am - 7:00pm
(Eastern Time)

Hosted by Georgia Southwestern State University and provides information on caregiver programs, education and training, a community forum, publications and current events in caregiving for family and professional caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(229) 928-1234

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

(800) 283-7800

See website for local chapter contact information

Provides information and support for brain tumor patients, family members, and healthcare professionals regarding treatment options and community resources. It also offers a range of opportunities to connect with other patients or caregivers through the Internet, by phone or in-person.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 934-2873

A national, non-profit membership organization that provides support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled through established support groups in communities all over the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

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Caregiver Eligibility:

Any spouse or partner caring for someone who is chronically ill or disabled.

National

(800) 838-0879

Check Support Groups, Contacts list under Find Caregiver Support on website for local offices

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