These resources serve as a compass for caregivers in caring for a loved one.
Taking care of a loved one can be challenging. Explore these links to learn more about the resources available to help you.
Visit these government and private web sites for information, resources, and links to local programs.
Your company may offer a work/life benefit that includes resources for eldercare. It may provide you with information, resources, and referrals related to caring for an elderly relative, including locating assisted living, long-term care, home-based services, senior centers, and support groups. Check with your human resources representative to see if this benefit is available.
Financial and Legal Resources
Discover useful sources of information for planning and managing the financial challenges of caregiving.
Find information on the financial services provided and a directory to help locate a certified professional.
This site offers detailed descriptions of these legal documents.
Find information about fraud prevention, elder abuse, reverse mortgages, and sources for legal assistance.
Easy-to-understand information about different estate planning methods.
The National Council on Aging offers this easy-to-use, searchable guide to help you locate federal, state, local, and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care, and more.
A comprehensive look at the considerations and costs involved in long-term care.
This federal program works with community-based services to provide support for caregivers, including training and respite care. Your area Agency on Aging should have information on who to contact.
Learn more about what is involved if a loved one plans to pay you for caregiving services.
Caregiver Support Line:
You should also be aware that there are possible caregiver tax deductions and credits available. These include:
Medical expense deductions for dependent elders
Qualifying Relative Exemption
Elderly Dependent Care Federal Tax Credit (also known as Child and Dependent Care Credit)
Credit for costs associated with home care or adult day care that allows the caregiver to go to work
Ask your tax preparer or find more information at the
Get help putting all the pieces together and making it work. These websites include sources of respite care, useful technology, and handy tips for your daily juggling act.
This nonprofit offers information on what geriatric care managers do, how to select one, and a database to search for a certified care manager in your area.
Connect online with other caregivers and elder care experts to ask questions on a wide range of topics.
Free online service allows you to communicate health updates to others with one posting, saving time and emotional energy.
Store and update care information online, making it instantly available to all caregivers from any computer or smartphone.
Free online service gives family, friends, and neighbors an efficient way to ask for and offer help with caregiving tasks. The service coordinates who is doing what and sends email reminders to helpers.
Search by zip code to find a local program.
Offers tips on what to look for in an adult day center, a site visit checklist, and searchable national adult day services database.
Find local respite services that match your specific needs.
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