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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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

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 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

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

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

Coalition of organizations focused on family caregiving issues. Conducts research, policy analysis and develops national programs to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

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Supports research, provides patient and caregiver support and coordinates 65 chapters and 57 information and referral centers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 223-2732

Operates a call center that provides information on local resources as well as support and guidance. Provides financial assistance to qualified blood cancer patients, information about leukemia and lymphoma, and other information for patients and their families.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 955-4572
Available weekdays
9:00am - 6:00pm
(Eastern 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)

A division of the American Heart Association, provides information and referrals to stroke survivors and their caregivers through the Stroke Family Warmline.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) 478-7653

Provides scientific, clinical, and caregiver information on Lewy Body Dementia and offers phone and email helplines for caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 539-9767

Hosted by Georgia Southwestern State University and provides information on caregiver programs, education and training, a community forum, publications and current events in caregiving for family and professional caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(229) 928-1234

Provides a large number of community-based services nationwide to make life with arthritis easier, including: support groups, informational and exercise classes and free educational brochures and booklets.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 283-7800

See website for local chapter contact information

Offers a national toll-free helpline, online forum, and a support group directory.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(888) MSFOCUS
(888) 673-6287
9:00am - 7:00pm
(Eastern Time)

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

Provides help to ALS patients and their families through research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy. Includes a nationwide network of 30 certified ALS clinics which provide state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary ALS care and services.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 782-4747

Promotes and funds research, and provides information, education and support to people with FTD and their caregivers.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(866) 507-7222

Provides information and support for brain tumor patients, family members, and healthcare professionals regarding treatment options and community resources. It also offers a range of opportunities to connect with other patients or caregivers through the Internet, by phone or in-person.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 934-2873

The Caregiver Action Network—formerly the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)—is a grassroots membership organization for family caregivers. It supports family caregivers through education, information, referral services, and advocacy.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 896-3650
(301) 942-6430

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

Serves as a clearinghouse for information and resources on brain injury. Operates a Family Helpline for families of brain injury patients seeking assistance, education and support.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 444-6443

Provides information about brain tumors and caregiver support services to patients and families. Offers one-to-one support over the phone or email regarding decisions for treatment. Also offers a list of support groups located throughout the United States and Canada.
Care Recipient Eligibility:

Anyone

Caregiver Eligibility:

Anyone

National

(800) 770-TBTS
(800-770-8287)

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