Additional Resources

AARP: AARP is the nation›s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to

empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.

888-687-2277 |

Alzheimer’s Association: Resource for risk reduction, early detection and maximizing

quality care and support surrounding Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

800-272-3900 |

Aging with Dignity: For 25 years, Aging with Dignity’s Five Wishes advance care planning

program has helped ease individuals and their loved ones with end-of-life care choices.

850-681-2010 |

American Cancer Society: Find basic information about cancer and its causes to in-depth

information on specific cancer types – including risk factors, early detection, diagnoses,

and treatments.

800-227-2345 |

American Diabetes Association: Resources and research to prevent, cure, and manage


800-342-2383 |

American Heart Association: Resources will help you better care for someone who has

heart disease or who has had a heart attack, heart surgery, or a stroke.

800-242-8721 |

Caregiver Action Network: Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family

caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million

Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, diseases, or the

frailties of old age.

202-454-3970 |

Caregiving: Developing a digital care community that supports caregivers at every stage.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Easy to understand guides entitled “Managing

Someone Else’s Money” explains your responsibility as a fiduciary, and how to spot financial

exploitation, and avoid scams.

Daily Caregiving: Caring for seniors doesn’t have to be this hard. Make it easier with free,

practical tips that solve everyday challenges.

Eldercare Locator: a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to

services for older adults and their families.

800-677-1116 |

Legal Counsel for the Elderly: An AARP program offering free legal and social services.

202-434-2120 |

LIFE HAPPENS: Life Happens’ mission as a nonprofit is to give you unbiased information

to help you make wise insurance choices to protect your loved ones.

Medicare: Provides information about the Medicare program and how to find Medicare

plans and providers. Caregivers will also find a tool on the website to compare home

healthcare agencies and nursing homes.

800-633-4227 |

Patient Advocate Foundation: a nationwide service that can connect adults with advocates.

800-532-5274 |

Social Security Administration: Help and information on eligibility and benefits.

800-772-1213 |

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP): Your local SHIP offers one-on-one

counseling assistance for people with Medicare and their families.

877-839-2675 |

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel: (ACTEC): ACTEC is a national

organization of lawyers who have demonstrated the highest level of professionalism in

wills and trust, estate planning, and tax law.

202-684-8460 |

The Hospice Directory: Information, resources, and assistance locating hospice and

end-of-life care.

800-854-3402 |

Veterans Affairs: Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a

Veteran, Service member, or family member, such as health care, disability, and education.

800-698-2411 |