Here are some helpful resources every caregiver should know.

Administration on Aging
National and regional resources including the Eldercare Locator, a database of local agencies.
202-401-4634
www.aoa.gov

Alzheimer's Association
End-to-end support for caregivers to Alzheimer's patients.
800-272-3900
www.alz.org

Family Caregiver Alliance
Information, education, research and advocacy for caregivers.
800-445-8106
www.caregiver.org

Children of Aging Parents
A non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the 34 million people who are caring for an elderly person. The website provides links to support groups, a newsletter and more.
1-877-599-2227
http://www.acapcommunity.org/

National Council on Aging
Network of 14,000 organizations including senior centers, adult day care, senior housing, employment consumer groups and faith based services. The NCOA also runs benefitscheckup.org, a site that guides seniors on eligibility for state and federal programs.
571-527-3900
www.ncoa.org

Hospice Foundation of America
Assistance with coping with terminal care and grief.
800-854-3402
www.hospicefoundation.org

National Association for Senior Move Managers
Dedicated to helping caregivers deal with the emotional and physical issues of moves for the elderly.
877-606-2766
www.nasmm.com

AARP
Non-profit organization addressing the needs of people 50 and older.
888-OUR-AARP
www.aarp.org

Medicarerights.org
Non-profit organization for assistance with Medicare issues.
800-333-4114
www.medicarerights.org

National Family Caregiver's Association (NFCA)
Providing education, resources, support and community to family caregivers across the life span.
202-454-3970
http://caregiveraction.org

National Adult Day Services Association
Focuses on health, therapeutic and social services for the elderly.
1-877-745-1440
www.nadsa.org

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Works to provide quality long term care and recognition of the issues in caregiving.
229-928-1234
www.rosalynncarter.org

Well Spouse Association
Provides support for wives, husbands and partners of the chronically ill or disabled.
800-838-0879
www.wellspouse.org

National Alliance for Caregiving
Nation support for caregivers with emphasis on political action.
301-718-8444
www.caregiving.org


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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National consumer initiative to improve the end of life, supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
800-658-8898
www.caringinfo.org

Lotsa Helping Hands
Create a network of volunteers and organize help for caregivers in a community.
508-337-6338
www.lotsahelpinghands.com

Social Security Online
Official site of U.S. Social Security Administration. Forms, tools and helpline information.
800-772-1213
www.ssa.gov

LeadingAge
Offers a continuum of eldercare services through a membership of 5700 organizations.
202-783-2242
www.leadingage.org

ARCH National Respite Network
Provides information and a national respite locater for caregivers.
919-490-5577
www.archrespite.org

seniorDECISION
Features consumer ratings and reviews of nursing homes, assisted living, retirement communities, and home health care agencies.
www.seniordecision.com/