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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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

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

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 Council on Aging to help older adults and their families determine their eligibility for and enroll in federal, state, local and private benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
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 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 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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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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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

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)

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

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