Caregiver Resources

Find the caregiver resources you need to help you cope with Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, end of life issues, eldercare and more.

Looking for resources for caregivers? These caregiver resources offer support services, webinars, tip sheets, care guides and how-to videos.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SUPPORT

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

Alzheimers.gov
www.alzheimers.gov
The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
www.archrespite.org
Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.

Desert SW Chapter Alzheimer’s Association
Alz.org
520 322-6601
In the Tucson area: Offering a 24 hour helpline and free programs, services, and resource information to help you cope with all aspects of the disease and its progression. Desert SW operates many local Alzheimer’s Disease support groups. Check their website to find one near you, or call us at Sunlife and we will get you information on the support group to meet your needs.

 

CAREGIVING, ELDER CARE

Caregiver Action Network
www.caregiveraction.org
Formerly known as the National Family Caregivers Association, it provides information and education for family caregivers, including a volunteer support network in over 40 states.

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
800-677-1116
Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
800-445-8106
Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.

Well Spouse Association
www.wellspouse.org
800-838-0879
Provides support for spousal caregivers.

 

HOSPICE AND END OF LIFE CARE

Hospice Foundation of America
www.hospicefoundation.org
800-854-3402
Provides information on issues related to hospice and end-of-life care

GENERAL INFORMATION

Medicare
www.medicare.gov
800-Medicare
Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.

National Institute on Aging Information Center
www.nia.nih.gov
800-222-2225
Research leader on aging issues; information on common age-related health problems.

The National Clearinghouse for Long-term Care Information
www.longtermcare.gov
Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.

Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov
800-772-1213
Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program
www.shiptacenter.org
A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

Veterans Administration
www.caregiver.va.gov
855-260-3274
Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line.