Caregiver Resources

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There are many sources of information for caregivers available through the Internet. If you do not have a computer, try your local library–most libraries have computers with Internet access for their patrons to use.


AARP is a national organization with a state office and local chapters in every state. They provide information and promote the independence of older adults, including information for family caregivers.

The Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a national organization with a network of chapters in every state. It provides information, education, support and referral. To locate the chapter that serves your community visit their website or call toll-free.

  • 1.800.272.3900 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Help in Spanish and other languages available.

Family Caregiver Alliance

A national information clearinghouse for caregivers.

National 211 Collaborative

211 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that, where available, connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.

National ElderCare Locator

The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

  • 1.800.676.1116 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Help in Spanish available.

National Family Caregivers Association

Find services, information, education and support for caregivers who are providing support to loved ones who are ill or disabled.

State Units on Aging

Each state in the United States has an agency devoted to the health and well-being of its older adults. This agency is your state unit on aging. While it may have a different name in your state, it still serves the same purpose.


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