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.
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Information, services and support
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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.
Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.
Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers.
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.
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.
Information, education and support groups for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.
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.
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.
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.
Provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum.
Alzheimer’s and dementia
Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools.