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Veterans, Military and Their Families


Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

Support for Veterans caregivers


Support for Veterans caregivers

En español | AARP is a proud member of the National Coalition for Military Caregivers, a broad coalition of leading public, private, nonprofit, labor and faith organizations being assembled by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to address the gaps in support for military and veteran caregivers. As part of AARP’s growing support efforts on behalf of family caregivers, we are offering this list of valuable resources, beginning with the AARP Caregiving Resource Center.

  • Alzheimer's Association
    Information and support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 help line and care navigator tools.
    The government's free information resource about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
  • ARCH Respite Network
    Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.
  • Eldercare Locator
    Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance
    Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.
  • Medicare
    800-Medicare (800-633-4227)
    Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what's new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
    A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.
  • National Family Caregivers Association
    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
    Information and tools to plan for long-term care needs.
  • Social Security Administration
    Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.
  • Veterans Administration
    Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line.
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program
    A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.