How do I find local resources for caregiving, such as transportation, support groups, in-home care and home repair?

Eldercare Locator provides area-specific recommendations for services including home care, meal plans and transportation options.
 
The National Council on Aging has resources for older adults and caregivers.

Senior centers in your community, agencies on aging and religious organizations have information about activities, adult day services and meal programs, and resources, such as volunteer drivers or companion services.

Transportation companies and nonprofit organizations often provide alternative transportation for older adults, such as public ride-sharing services (dial-a-ride) or paratransit services.

The National Volunteer Caregiving Network connects seniors with volunteers.

For those with Alzheimer’s, diabetes or cancer, disease-specific organizations often provide services that can help both patient and caregiver. The Alzheimer’s Association, for example, has a 24-hour help line. The American Cancer Society provides helpful advice on how to be a caregiver to a cancer patient and also offers an online community where cancer caregivers can connect and support one another.

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