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12 Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

Handy list of support, services and tips for caregivers

Here's a list of key resources to help you in your caregiving role. Bookmark this page or print copies for your home and office.

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12 Resources a Caregiver Should Know About

Keep this list of important resources for caregivers handy: bookmark page or print copies for your home and office. — Photo by Getty Images

AARP Online Community

Discuss issues with other caregivers in the online community.

Alzheimer's Association

www.alz.org

800-272-3900

Information and support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and care navigator tools.

Alzheimers.gov

www.alzheimers.gov

The government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

ARCH Respite Network

www.archrespite.org

Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.

Eldercare Locator

www.eldercare.gov

800-677-1116

Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.

Family Caregiver Alliance

www.caregiver.org

800-445-8106

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

Medicare

www.medicare.gov/caregivers

800-Medicare

Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what's new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.

National Alliance for Caregiving

www.caregiving.org

A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.

National Family Caregivers Association

www.caregiveraction.org

Information and education for family caregivers; includes the Caregiver Community Action Network, a volunteer support network in over 40 states.

The National Clearinghouse for Long-term Care Information

www.longtermcare.gov

Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.

Social Security Administration

www.socialsecurity.gov

800-772-1213

Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

www.shiptalk.org

A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

Veterans Administration

www.caregiver.va.gov

855-260-3274

Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line.

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An estimated 42 percent of working Americans say they've provided care for an older family member within the past five years. Some of the lucky ones can benefit from the federal Leave Act, but for many it's a balancing act between work and home.

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