Family Care Navigator

State-by-State Help for Family Caregivers

Our Family Care Navigator helps family caregivers locate public, nonprofit, and private programs and services nearest their loved one—living at home or in a residential facility. Resources include government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations and more. Caregiving is challenging, but there are resources to help. Click on a state below for those available to you.

What Resources are Available in My State?

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The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Up to twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:
Care Recipient Eligibility:
Caregiver Eligibility:
National

(866) 487-9243

This organization offers educational programs, connective social activities, emotional support, and inter-generational programming designed to help you navigate through your community's continuum of care.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 655-3392 (888 OK LEEZA)

In Illinois:
(815) 741-0077

In Florida:
(954) 883-7240

In California:
Sherman Oaks (818) 817-3259
Los Angeles (323) 932-5414

An online volunteer coordination service for friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to assist older adults in need. Offers a private group calendar to organize meals delivery, rides, and other caregiving tasks for a loved one.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Offers a national telephone hotline, online resources and printed publications which serve as a central source of information and assistance to family caregivers in every state.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 445-8106
Available weekdays
9:00am - 5:00pm
(Pacific Time)

The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) provides technical assistance, educational webinars, national conferences, information and referral, and mentorship, among other benefits for member organizations. Membership is open to any organization or individual who can realize benefits.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

anyone

National

304-907-0428 (note: only give this number if they absolutely do not have access to a computer)

Offers a handbook to empower caregivers, concerned friends and neighbors with steps to create and maintain a caregiving family to support the ill, disabled or aging and their family caregiver. Scripted first meeting, 23 forms. Telephone and email support.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(212) 991-9688

Sponsored by The Caregiver Initiative, Johnson and Johnson, this online resource and community for family caregivers offers articles and advice, including an extensive caregiver manual.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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A national, non-profit membership organization that provides support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled through established support groups in communities all over the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

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Caregiver Eligibility:

Any spouse or partner caring for someone who is chronically ill or disabled.

National

(800) 838-0879

Check Support Groups, Contacts list under Find Caregiver Support on website for local offices

This division of the American Health Care Association, a private company, offers an online resource that provides consumers with information on nursing homes, assisted living/residential care and other types of long term care.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 842-4444

Provides services ranging from health care to disaster response, as well as services for children and families and care for older adults.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Eligibility varies by program (see website)

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

See website for local chapter contact information

Online resource that provides information on low-cost and affordable health insurance, health care, and hospice. It is a free service from the Actors' Fund of America's Health Insurance Resource Center.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

For Artists, Performers, Freelancers, and Self-Employed

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 798-8447
Ext. 265

FCA is a nonprofit caregiver support organization that offers online resources, fact sheets and electronic newsletters which serve as a central source of information and assistance to family caregivers in every state. FCA's National Center on Caregiving offers a national telephone hotline.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Care recipients looking for information may find it on FCA's website or by calling the hotline. The online groups are not designed for care recipients.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Caregiver Online Group: Family and friends caring for adults with cognitive disorders and other chronic health conditions.
Huntington's Disease and Movement Disorders Online Group: Families, friends and professionals affected by HD, Parkinson's or other movement disorder.
LGBT Caring Community Online Support Group: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender caregivers of adults with chronic health problems.

National

(800) 445-8106

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its online Find a Provider search allows the user to search for member hospice and palliative care programs for individuals who have advanced illness or have been considered terminally ill by a physician.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 658-8898

HelpLine in Spanish:
(877) 658-8896

Offers online directory of local meal programs across the country for adults who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 998-6325

Online directory of aging and caregiver support services. Offers access to professionals in aging, resources, educational articles, virtual classroom, ask the expert, and support groups.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

888-244-6499

An online government resource that provides information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) MEDICAR
(800) 633-4227

An online resource that defines the role of a long-term care ombudsman and how he/she can help families of nursing home residents. It also includes a state-by-state directory of long-term care ombudsmen.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 332-2275

Online directory of NADSA member agencies throughout the country (including adult day services and adult day health programs).
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(877) 745-1440

Provides information and planning tips about long-term care and caregiving. Its website includes a Find Facilities and Services search tool to help consumers find long-term care housing, caregiver support, hospice and palliative care programs and other aging services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See webpage for local contact information

Provides a searchable database of over 5,000 nonprofit senior housing, assisted living facilities and retirement communities by state and county. Housing options and levels of care are described.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Online Agency Locator helps consumers to find and choose a home care provider in their state and local area to match their specific needs. Database consists of NAHC members, more than 20,000 home care and hospice agencies.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 547-7424

See website for local contact information

Provides reliable information, care consultation and supportive services for dementia caregivers through state and local chapters. The website also includes an interactive tool, CareFinder, which helps families to: - Recognize dementia care - Plan and pay for care
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 272-3900
Hotline available
24 hours 7 days a week

Offers consumers, families and advocates resources and information on long-term care including; an overview of each state's nursing home system and licensing agencies, and a consumer's guide to choosing a nursing home.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 332-2275

Online directory of its members, who provide services throughout the country at varying fees. These professionals (nurses, social workers, etc.) specialize in aging and elder care and can help families assess needs and plan suitable care.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Any older adult

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

See website for local contact information

Local Red Cross chapters offer in-person educational sessions, for a nominal fee, on topics such as: - Home safety - Healthy eating - Bathing - Legal and financial issues - Self-care for the caregiver
Care Recipient Eligibility:

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Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

800-733-2767

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