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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LSC, also called Legal Aid, is a government resource that provides legal assistance to low income Americans. The LSC provides an online listing of member organizations that provide free legal assistance to eligible clients.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Must be low income (income limits vary by program)

Caregiver Eligibility:

Must be low income (income limits vary by program)

National

(202) 295-1500

See website for local contact information

Offers an online Homes and Services Directory which includes: - Adult day services - Home health care - Senior housing - Assisted living facilities - Continuing care retirement communities - Nursing homes
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

General: (202) 783-2242

See website for local contact information

Information and support for caregivers as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones 50+. They provide articles, helpful tools, a comprehensive local directory of caregiving services, and the collective wisdom of an involved community.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone, but their focus is primarily on the family caregiver caring for 50+

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone, but their focus is primarily on the family caregiver caring for 50+

National

Talk to a Family Adviser for free: (866) 824-8174

Provides assistance in obtaining veterans' benefits and answers questions regarding rules and regulations concerning veterans. Wesbite provides directory of Veteran Service Officers across the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Veterans

Caregiver Eligibility:

Family members of a veteran

National

See website for local contact information

Nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to people with questions or concerns about Medicare. Information is provided about Medicare drug coverage, health plan options, and rights and benefits. Assistance is available online or by a telephone hotline.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 333-4114
Hotline counselors are available weekdays
9:00am-1:00pm
(Eastern Time)

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

Government site links to information and resources on a wide range of disability related topics, such as: benefits, civil rights, community services, health services and more.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Government website offers practical information and options on planning for future long-term care needs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 619-0724

Provides an online directory of its members to locate attorneys that deal with legal issues affecting elderly and disabled adults, including - Public benefits - Probate and estate planning - Guardianship and conservatorship - Health and long-term care planning
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(703) 942-5711

See website for local contact information

Links older adults and their family members to state and local area agencies on aging (AAAs) and community-based organizations that help older adults remain at home and in the community. AAAs offer: - Information and Assistance - Care Management
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone age 60 or older.

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 677-1116
Eldercare hotline is available weekdays
9:00am-8:00pm
(Eastern Time)
Spanish-speaking information specialists are available

A non-profit organization that provides online information to those who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. Website provides information about prescription assistance programs for specific medications and diseases, as well as government programs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Varies depending on the specific assistance program.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

No hotline.

Provides assistance in obtaining veterans' benefits and answers questions regarding rules and regulations concerning veterans. Wesbite provides directory of Veteran Service Officers across the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Veterans

Caregiver Eligibility:

Family members of a veteran

National

See website for local contact information

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)

Provides information about how qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage can get the medicines they need for free or nearly free through patient assistance programs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Varies depending on the specific assistance program.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(888) 477-2669

Offers an online State Resource Directory for Elder Abuse Prevention which includes helplines and hotlines to report suspected elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Also includes state laws and regulations that protect older adults.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

Go to their website (NCEA) for a state by state resource help hotline listing

Online resource developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides information on services and financing options for future long-term care needs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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A monthly cash benefit from the federal government for people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:

- Have worked in jobs covered by Social Security
- Be disabled, according to Social Security's definition of disability

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) 772-1213

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

Provides primary care, specialized care, and related minor medical and social support services to U.S. veterans, service members and their families. VA benefits and services include: - Compensation - Pension - Health Care
Care Recipient Eligibility:

- A veteran OR
- An active duty military service member OR
- A member of the Reserve or National Guard OR
Post - 9/11 (2011)

Caregiver Eligibility:

__Services for caregivers of post 9/11 veterans call the hotline at: 1-855-260-3274 (The criteria will be different times/wars served to access the numerous caregiver benefits under the new law).

National

Information and Assistance (800) 827-1000

Caregiver Support Line: (855) 260-3274

A monthly cash benefit from the federal government to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter for low-income older adults and people with disabilities.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:

- Age 65 or older OR Blind or disabled, according to Social Security's definition of disability (any age)
- Resources (real estate, bank accounts, cash, stocks and bonds) cannot exceed $2,000 per person ($3,000 per couple)

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) 772-1213

A non-profit organization that provides online information to those who cannot afford medicine or healthcare costs. Website provides information about prescription assistance programs for specific medications and diseases, as well as government programs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Varies depending on the specific assistance program.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

No hotline.

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

This program is available through the Department of Veteran Affairs. A pension and compensation income benefit is payable to any qualified veteran. Deductions from the maximum pensionable amount are allowed to be made for unreimbursed medical expenses.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

- The veteran must have served in active military for 90 or more consecutive days, with 1 day during a period of wartime as defined by the Veterans Administration.
- The veteran must have been discharged under anything other than dishonorable conditions.
- The veteran must be over the age of 65 or disabled.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) 827-1000

Provides information about how qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage can get the medicines they need for free or nearly free through patient assistance programs.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Varies depending on the specific assistance program.

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(888) 477-2669

An online service of the National Council on Aging to help older adults and their families determine their eligibility for and enroll in federal, state, local and private benefit programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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