While AgingCare.com is an excellent source of online caregiver support and information on elder care topics, there are some complex health conditions and caregiving situations that may call for more tailored expertise. The following list of national organizations can connect patients and family caregivers to resources, information and supports that are specific to certain diseases. Many also have regional, state and/or local chapters to better serve the unique needs of individuals, their families and their communities.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association
225 North Michigan Ave.
Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601
24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation
1355 Peachtree St NE
Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309
Helpline: 1-800-283-7800

Cancer

American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
1-800-227-2345

Cancer Support Community
5614 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 280
Washington, DC 20015
Toll-free helpline: 888-793-9355

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive
Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Association of America
6116 Executive Blvd.
Suite 320
Rockville, MD 20852
301-657-2248

Heart Disease

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
1-800-AHA-USA-1 (1-800-242-8721)

Mended Hearts
1500 Dawson Road
Albany, GA 31707
1-888-HEART99 (1-888-432-7899)

Kidney Disease

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Toll-free helpline: 855-NKF-CARES (855-653-2273)

Liver Disease

American Liver Foundation
PO Box 299
West Orange, NJ 07052
Helpline: 1-800-465-4837

Lung Disease

American Lung Association
55 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601
Free helpline: 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)


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Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
4301 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22203
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation
251 18th Street S
Suite 630
Arlington, VA, 22202
1-800-231-4222

Parkinson’s Disease

American Parkinson’s Disease Association
135 Parkinson Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305
800-223-2732

National Parkinson Foundation
200 SE 1st Street
Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Toll-free helpline: 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636)

Urologic Conditions

Urology Care Foundation
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
1-800-828-7866

Vision Loss

VisionAware (provided by the American Printing House for the Blind)
1839 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
1-800-232-5463