Resources for Caregivers

En español | Caregiving presents an array of challenges, from maintaining your loved one’s (and your) physical and emotional health to meeting medical needs, finding financial resources and arranging long-term care.

The following agencies, groups and organizations connect family caregivers with direct services and supports and offer a variety of information resources, including care guides, how-to videos, tip sheets and webinars.

Information, services and support

AARP Family Caregiving

877-333-5885 (888-971-2013 for Spanish)

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Caregiver Action Network

855-CARE-640

Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers.

Community Resource Finder

A project of AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association that provides easy access to Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, community programs, medical services and long-term care options in your area.

Eldercare Locator

800-677-1116

Connects caregivers to area agencies on aging and other local resources for finding respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.

Family Caregiver Alliance

800-445-8106

Information, education and support groups for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.

National Alliance for Caregiving

202-918-1013

A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

800-950-6264

Grassroots alliance of local organizations offering information, resource referrals and peer-to-peer support for people living with mental illness, their family members and caregivers.

National Institute on Aging

800-222-2225

An arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues.

Well Spouse Association

800-838-0879

Provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum.

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Alzheimer’s Association

800-272-3900

Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools.

Alzheimers.gov

800-438-4380

A federal government website focusing on…

This guide was sourced from AARP.

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