Caregiver Resources: National and Local

Resources on a local and national level for helping family caregivers. The resources here provide caregiver support, advice and tips for taking care of yourself. Please e-mail us if there is another great source that is not on this list.

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Caregiver Action Network                                                                                      Information, education, and support for caregivers                                                       Phone: 301-942-6430                                                                         http://www.caregiveraction.org

Eldercare Locator – Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)
(800) 677-1116  
Spanish-speaking information specialists are available
http://www.eldercare.gov/

National Center on Caregiving (NCC) at Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
(800) 445-8106
http://www.caregiver.org

Adult Resources for Care and Help (ARCH)
Division of Aging and Adult Services:
(303) 866-2800
http:/​/​adrc-tae.org/​adrcs/​show_adrcs.php

Colorado Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)
To be connected to your local AAA Within Colorado, call:
(888) 866-4243

Outside Colorado call:
(303) 866-2800
TTY: (303) 866-2850
http://www.carecolorado.net/​list10_co_Aging_Services_senior_centers.htm

Network of Care
Online directory of aging and caregiver support services, which can be searched by category.
http://www.​networkofcare.org

Home and Community Based Waiver-Elderly, Blind and Disabled Persons
Government program assists low-income adults who require nursing level of care remain in the community by helping to pay for home and community based services including:
• Adult day care
• Personal emergency response system
• Home modifications
• In-home support services (IHSS)
• Non-medical transportation
• Personal care
• Respite
Also, assists residents of nursing homes return to the community, if they are able to do so safely, by managing the transition and providing the appropriate community based services.

*Consumer Directed Attendant Support (CDAS) is an option of the Home and Community Based Waiver program which allows care receivers to choose and hire their own service provider including a relative or friend to provide the care they need.

(303) 866-5409
(800) 221-3943

Consumer Directed Attendant Support:
(303) 866-2993
TTY: (800) 659-265
http://www.colorado.gov/​cs/​Satellite/​HCPF/​HCPF/​1213781362679

Rocky Mountain Human Services
Non-profit organization assists people with disabilities remain independent in their communities.Also manages the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Trust Fund program that provides financial assistance to people with TBI for the purchase of home and community based services.
(303) 636-5600
TDD: (303) 636-5602 ​www.rmhumanservices.org/​

AARP (Online Resources)
A consumer organization for people 50 years and older. Provides online information about issues related to aging
(888) OUR-AARP
(888) 687-2277
​www.aarp.org

Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care
Online resource that provides information on low-cost and affordable health insurance, health care, and hospice. It is a free service from the Actors’ Fund of America’s Health Insurance Resource Center.
(800) 798-8447
Ext. 265 http:/​/​www.ahirc.org/​

AgingPro
Online directory of aging and caregiver support services.
888-244-6499 ​www.agingpro.com

AGIS
Provides information and planning tips about long-term care and caregiving. Its website includes a “Find Facilities and Services” search tool to help consumers find long-term care housing, caregiver support, hospice and palliative care programs and other aging services. Offers a “Caregiver Kit” to help caregivers.
See webpage for local contact information                                                        www.agis.com/​

Alzheimer’s Association
Provides reliable information, care consultation and supportive services for dementia caregivers through state and local chapters. The website also includes an interactive tool, CareFinder, which helps families to:
• Recognize dementia care
• Plan and pay for care
• Communicate with care providers
• Find local support and resources

(800) 272-3900
Hotline available
24 hours 7 days a week
http:/​/​www.alz.org

American Red Cross – Family Caregiver Training Program
Local Red Cross chapters offer in-person educational sessions for eldercare giving.
800-733-2767 ​www.redcross.org

ARCH National Respite Network
Online “Respite Locator” is a service to help families and professionals locate respite services in their community from a database of nearly 3,000 members.
919-490-5577 ​
http://www.respitelocator.org

Caregiver.com
Provides online information and support to family caregivers, including a resource that helps to identify and locate caregiver support groups and other caregiver resources in specific counties, including non-profit organizations, rural caregiver resources and products and services.
(800) 829-2734                                                                                          www.caregiver.com

Caregivers Marketplace-eldercare products
(800) 888-0889
Provides information about a variety of caregiving topics. Also provides access to geriatric care specialists.
Eldercare Consultants: 773-508-1015 http://www.caregivinghelp.org

Caring.com
Information and support for caregivers as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones 50+.
Talk to a Family Adviser for free: (866) 824-8174                                             http://www.caring.com

Caring Connections
A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization that offers free resources and information (online and over the phone) about end-of-life care and services. Includes information about:
(800) 658-8898
HelpLine in Spanish: (877) 658-8896                                                         http://www.caringinfo.org

Children of Aging Parents
An online support group for adults caring for their parents or other relatives. Also provides a list of in-person support groups in different states.
(800) 227-7294                                                                                   http://www.caps4caregivers.org

Daily Strength
Offers over 500 online support communities and information exchange on a variety of health and wellness issues, including caregiving.
​www.dailystrength.org

Family Caregiving 101
An online information, resources and advice on topics related to family caregiving, including personal stories from family caregivers and encouragement for caregivers to protect their own physical and mental health.
http://www.familycaregiving101.org

Leeza’s Place
This organization offers educational programs, connective social activities, emotional support, and inter-generational programming designed to help you navigate through your community’s continuum of care. Designed to ensure families have access to new, supportive settings created for the purpose of educating, empowering and energizing.
(888) 655-3392 (888 OK LEEZA)
http:/​/​www.leezasplace.org/​

Lotsa Helping Hands
An online volunteer coordination service for friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to assist older adults in need. Offers a private group calendar to organize meals delivery, rides, and other caregiving tasks for a loved one.
http://www.​caregiver.lotsahelpinghands.com/​eldercare/​home/​

National Center on Caregiving (NCC) at Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
Offers a national telephone hotline, online resources and printed publications which serve as a central source of information and assistance to family caregivers in every state.    (800) 445-8106                                                                                           ​www.caregiver.org

National Volunteer Caregiving Network (Faith In Action)
The National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) provides technical assistance, educational webinars, national conferences, information and referral, and mentorship, among other benefits for member organizations.
304-907-0428 ​www.nvcnetwork.org

Share The Care
Offers a handbook to empower caregivers, concerned friends and neighbors with steps to create and maintain a “caregiving family” to support the ill, disabled or aging and their family caregiver. Scripted first meeting, 23 forms. Telephone and email support.
(212) 991-9688 http://www.sharethecare.org

Strength for Caring
online resource and community for family caregivers offers articles and advice, including an extensive caregiver manual.
​www.strengthforcaring.com

Well Spouse Association
A national, non-profit membership organization that provides support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled through established support groups in communities all over the country.
(800) 838-0879
http://www.wellspouse.org

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