Caregiver Resources & Information Links

Call 211
2-1-1 is the free national dialing number to find help for health and human services information and referral (I&R) to find appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies.
www.211.org/
Area Agency on Aging in Texas
http://www.dads.state.tx.us/services/contact.cfm
AARP Caregiver Site Resource guide for family caregivers.
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/
Age in Place – The National Aging in Place Council               http://www.ageinplace.org

Alzheimer’s Association – http://alz.org/

American Academy of Home Care Physicians 
Provides a nationwide listing of physicians who do house calls.
www.aahcp.org
American Society on Aging
Professional membership association of individuals and organizations working on the behalf of older people. ASA is membership based and provides education and training events, publications and special interest newsletters. 800-537-9728.
www.asaging.org
Benefits Check Up
Information about federal and state financial assistance programs for the aged.
www.benefitscheckup.org/
 
Aging Life Care Coalition (Formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers http://www.caremanager.org/why-care-management/what-you-should-know/
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) formerly National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). 
The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.  http://caregiveraction.org/

Caregiving.com
Solutions to your caregiving situations throughout your caregiving years.
www.caregiving.com

Comfort of Home
“Caring For You… Caring For Others”
www.comfortofhome.com/
ElderHope
Caregiver resources.
www.elderhope.com
Elderweb.com
Elderweb.com provides a comprehensive, well-organized directory of a broad range of eldercare resources including a state-specific guide (located in the sitemap) with information ranging from policy issues/explanations to local groups and organizations. 309-451-3319.
www.elderweb.com
Elder Care Locator
Resource for locating numerous services, and information.
www.eldercare.gov/
Elder Options of Texas
Online answers to locating caregiving resources.
www.elderoptionsoftexas.com/
Family Caregiving Alliance
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. www.caregiver.org/
Generations United
National coalition dedicated to intergenerational policies, programs & issues.
www.gu.org/
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation – raising awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly and promote healthy aging strategies       http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/
Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors – Guide to addiction Prevention for Seniors  http://newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-to addiction-prevention-for-seniors/
Health and Human Services – State of Texas https://hhs.texas.gov/hhs-services
Long-Distance Caregiving on this site – free online education
Module 10~Long Distance Caregiving
Lotsa Helping Hands  

Easily coordinate activities and manage volunteers with our intuitive group calendar. Communicate and share information using announcements, messages boards, and photos http://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/

Medicare Cost Overview – Learn about programs that help save money on medical and drug costs.      http://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/index.html

Medicaid – Chip – helps with medical expenses for people with disabilities, children, and others with limited income.

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/medicaid-chip

Mortgage Calculator – Guide to Aging at Home Safety and with Dignity http://www.mortgagecalculator.org
National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
www.caregiving.org/
National Respite Locator 
A service to help parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area. The service is also useful when a family travels or must move to another state. 1-800-773-5433
www.respitelocator.org
Planning Your Doctor Visit – Tips for talking more effectively with doctors       http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html
Visiting Nurse Associations of America 
Visiting Nurse Associations of America is a national association of freestanding, not-for-profit, community based visiting nurse agencies. VNA offers a toll-free referral line that provides information about the nearest Visiting Nurse agency in a particular area. VNA services include nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal care, hospice care, and meals on wheels. 617-523-4042. www.vnaa.org