Caregiving Resources

Many caregivers are thrust into their role without any advance warning and they may not know where to turn for help. These resources can help caregivers address some of the issues that may be facing them, and help guide them so they and their loved one receive the best possible care.

Alzheimer’s Association

Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and care navigator tools.
alz.org
800-272-3900

Alzheimers.gov

The U.S. government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Alzheimers.gov
1-877-696-6775

Caregiving.com

A community of supportive individuals caring for a family member or friend, who cares for members before, during and after caregiving. Create a free account to join daily, weekly and monthly chats and to connect with others who understand.
caregiving.com
773-343-6341

Eldercare Locator

This public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connects you to services for older adults and their families.
eldercare.gov
1-800-677-1116

Medicare

This official U.S. government site for Medicare provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.
Medicare.gov
1-800-Medicare

National Alliance for Caregiving

A nonprofit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
caregiving.org
301-718-8444

Social Security Administration

A federal insurance program that, among other services, provides benefits to retired people and those who are unemployed or disabled.
socialsecurity.gov
800-772-1213

Veterans Administration

Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line and provides programs available both in and out of your home.
caregiver.va.gov
855-260-3274

This article originally appeared in Everyday Compassion magazine. To browse full issues of the magazine, click here.