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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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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A consumer organization for people 50 years and older. Provides online information about issues related to aging, including: - Long-term care and retirement - Financial and legal information - Resources on family caregiving - Internet resources on aging
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) OUR-AARP
(888) 687-2277
Available weekdays
7:00am - 12:00 midnight
(Eastern Time)

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

An online service of the National Institutes of Health with current information about federally and privately supported clinical trials in human volunteers to answer specific health questions.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides older adults and their family members with practical information, advice and legal tools to ensure wishes at end-of-life will be respected, including the Five Wishes Living Will document.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(850) 681-2010
or Toll Free:
(888) 594-7437

WorkLife Law operates a hotline which provides legal assistance to caregivers who encounter discrimination in the workplace due to their family responsibilities. Services include: - Legal advice/assistance - Advocacy - Attorney referrals
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 981-9495

(415) 565-4640

(202) 680-8964

Legal Hotline: (415) 703-8276

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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Provides an online guide to finding legal services in each state, including lawyer referral, court information, state laws and legal rights.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

Headquarters: (800) 285-2221

See website for local contact information

An online search for housing providers (both for-profit and non-profit operators), including: - Senior apartments - Independent living communities - Assisted living residences - Continuing care retirement communities
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(202) 237-0900

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to care for themselves, or for a seriously ill family member, or for a new child without losing their jobs or health care insurance.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Workers can take leave to care for:

- An ill spouse, child, or parent (some states include additional family members)
- A new baby or adopted child
- Themselves when they have a serious illness

Caregiver Eligibility:

Eligible workers must:

- Work at companies with 50 or more employees at or within 75 miles of the work site
- Have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-months prior to taking leave

National

Department of Labor:
(866) 487-2365

National Partnership for Women and Families:
(202) 986-2600

Call the Wage and Hour Division's toll-free help line:
(866) 487-9243

A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that offers free resources and information (online and over the phone) about end-of-life care and services. Includes information about: - Advance care planning - Financial assistance
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 658-8898

HelpLine in Spanish: (877) 658-8896

Provides online database of assisted living facilities across the country. Database consists of ALFA members.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(703) 894-1805

Government web site for consumers that links to over 1,500 health-related organizations and provides consumer guides on issues including long-term care, Medicare, and nursing homes.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Provides information, training and technical assistance and a free hotline on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A service of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 949-4232

Online guide for selecting an assisted living facility, retirement community, or other personal care facility.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(866) 906-4033

Provides online directory of nonprofit legal services providers throughout the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

National

See website for local contact information

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to care for themselves, or for a seriously ill family member, or for a new child without losing their jobs or health care insurance.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Workers can take leave to care for:

- An ill spouse, child, or parent (some states include additional family members)
- A new baby or adopted child
- Themselves when they have a serious illness

Caregiver Eligibility:

Eligible workers must:

- Work at companies with 50 or more employees at or within 75 miles of the work site
- Have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-months prior to taking leave

National

Department of Labor:
(866) 487-2365

National Partnership for Women and Families:
(202) 986-2600

Call the Wage and Hour Division's toll-free help line:
(866) 487-9243

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

Medicare is a government health insurance program for adults age 65 and older, some people under age 65 with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal disease:
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Multiple requirements:

- U.S. citizen or legal resident
- Any adult age 65 or older OR any adult receiving Social Security Disability Insurance OR any adult with End-Stage Renal Disease or ALS

Caregiver Eligibility:

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National

(800) MEDICAR
(800) 633-4227

In California, call:
(800) 434-0222

Provides online directory of nonprofit legal services providers throughout the country.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone, with special attention on people living on low or moderate income

National

See website for local contact information

Online resource provides consumers with information, industry updates, research, and links to other assisted living resources as well as a message board to submit questions and concerns for personalized assistance.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(32) 212-9036

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)

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

Provides information about end-of-life care. Its website includes a Locate a Hospice search which allows the user to search for hospice and palliative care programs, and a Caregiver's Corner that offers publications and tips on caregiving for persons near the end-of-life.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 854-3402
or
(202) 457-5811

An online resource from the National Institute on Health that helps consumers find health services by location and service type. Services include: - In-home care - Nursing homes - Hospitals - Support groups - Hospice and palliative care - Physicians
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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