Use this list of useful organizations for seniors and their caregivers to find the support and resources you need to help you care for your aging loved one.

  1. Administration on Aging
    National and regional resources including the Eldercare Locator, a database of local agencies.
    202-401-4634
    www.aoa.gov
  2. Alzheimer's Association
    End-to-end support for caregivers to Alzheimer's patients.
    800-272-3900
    www.alz.org
  3. Family Caregiver Alliance
    Information, education, research and advocacy for caregivers.
    800-445-8106
    www.caregiver.org
  4. 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/
  5. 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 through the eligibility process to connect them with state and federal programs.
    571-527-3900
    www.ncoa.org
  6. Benefits Check Up
    A free service provided by the National Council on Aging that connects struggling seniors to programs that can help them afford food, utilities, medicine and more.
    www.benefitscheckup.org
  7. Hospice Foundation of America
    Assistance with coping with terminal care and grief.
    800-854-3402
    www.hospicefoundation.org
  8. 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
  9. AARP
    Non-profit organization addressing the needs of people 50 and older.
    888-OUR-AARP
    www.aarp.org
  10. Medicarerights.org
    Non-profit organization for assistance with Medicare issues.
    800-333-4114
    www.medicarerights.org
  11. 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
  12. National Adult Day Services Association
    Focuses on health, therapeutic and social services for the elderly.
    1-877-745-1440
    www.nadsa.org
  13. 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
  14. Well Spouse Association
    Provides support for wives, husbands and partners of the chronically ill or disabled.
    800-838-0879
    www.wellspouse.org
  15. National Alliance for Caregiving
    Nation support for caregivers with emphasis on political action.
    301-718-8444
    www.caregiving.org
  16. 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
  17. Lotsa Helping Hands
    Create a network of volunteers and organize help for caregivers in a community.
    508-337-6338
    www.lotsahelpinghands.com
  18. Social Security Online
    Official site of U.S. Social Security Administration. Forms, tools and helpline information.800-772-1213
    www.ssa.gov
  19. LeadingAge
    Offers a continuum of eldercare services through a membership of 5,700 organizations.
    202-783-2242
    www.leadingage.org
  20. ARCH National Respite Network
    Provides information and a national respite locater for caregivers.
    919-490-5577
    www.archrespite.org
  21. Local Government and Community Resources for Seniors in Ohio
    This guide provides detailed insights and numerous resources to help Ohio's seniors with day-to-day tasks, financial management, legal obligations, and more.
    Ohio Guide to Local Government and Community Resources for Seniors