Heath and Aging

Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers

Resources

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The National Institute on Aging offers free information about health and aging in English and Spanish.

National Institute on Aging Information Center
1-800-222-2225 (toll-free)
1-800-222-4225 (TTY/toll-free)
niaic@nia.nih.gov (email)
www.nia.nih.gov
www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life (exercise and physical activity information)

Sign up for regular email alerts about new publications and other information from the NIA.

Visit www.nihseniorhealth.gov, a senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. This website has health and wellness information for older adults. Special features make it simple to use. For example, you can click on a button to make the type larger.

NIA’s ADEAR Center offers free information about Alzheimer’s disease, including specific caregiving information:

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
1-800-438-4380 (toll-free)
1-800-222-4225 (TTY/toll-free)
adear@nia.nih.gov (email)
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

The following list is a sampling of groups to contact to learn more. Some have more detailed information related to caregiving and the health of older people. Others can direct you to help in your community.

Administration for Community Living
1-202-401-4634
aclinfo@acl.hhs.gov (email)
www.acl.gov

Aging Life Care Association
1-520-881-8008
info@aginglifecare.org (email)
www.aginglifecare.org

American Geriatrics Society
Health in Aging Foundation
1-800-563-4916 (toll-free)
info@healthinaging.org (email)
www.healthinaging.org

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
1-703-256-2084
www.archrespite.org

BenefitsCheckUp
www.benefitscheckup.org

Benefits.gov
www.benefits.gov

Caregiver Action Network
1-202-454-3970
info@caregiveraction.org (email)
www.caregiveraction.org

Caregiver Resource Directory
Beth Israel Medical Center
www.netofcare.org/crd/resource_form.asp

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
1-800-633-4227 (toll-free)
1-877-486-2048 (TTY/toll-free)
www.cms.gov
www.medicare.gov
www.medicaid.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Health Administration

1-877-222-8387 (toll-free)
VA benefits:
1-800-827-1000 (toll-free)
1-800-829-4833 (TTY/toll-free)
To speak with a healthcare benefits counselor:
1-877-222-8387 (toll-free)
www.va.gov
www.caregiver.va.gov
www.va.gov/healthbenefits

Eldercare Locator
1-800-677-1116 (toll-free)
www.eldercare.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance
1-800-445-8106 (toll-free)
info@caregiver.org (email)
www.caregiver.org

Hospice Foundation of America
1-800-854-3402 (toll-free)
info@hospicefoundation.org
www.hospicefoundation.org
www.hospicedirectory.org

National Adult Day Services Association
1-877-745-1440 (toll-free)
info@nadsa.org (email)
www.nadsa.org

National Alliance for Caregiving
1-301-718-8444
info@caregiving.org (email)
www.caregiving.org

National Association of Social Workers
www.helpstartshere.org

National Center on Elder Abuse
1-855-500-3537 (toll-free)
ncea@med.usc.edu (email)
https://ncea.acl.gov/

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
CaringInfo
1-800-658-8898 (toll-free)
caringinfo@nhpco.org (email)
www.caringinfo.org

National Institutes of Health
1-301-496-4000
1-301-402-9612 (TTY)
NIHinfo@od.nih.gov (email)
www.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus
www.medlineplus.gov

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
1-202-332-2275
www.ltcombudsman.org

Nursing Home Compare
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
1-800-633-4227 (toll-free)
1-877-486-2048 (TTY/toll-free)
www.medicare.gov/nhcompare

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
1-703-535-1565
info@npaonline.org (email)
www.pace4you.org
www.npaonline.org

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org/about_us/contact_us (email form)
www.pparx.org

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Programs)
1-877-839-2675 (toll-free)
info@shiptacenter.org (email)
www.shiptacenter.org

Visiting Nurse Associations of America
1-888-866-8773 (toll-free)
vnaa@vnaa.org (email)
www.vnaa.org

Well Spouse Association
1-800-838-0879 (toll-free)
info@wellspouse.org (email)
www.wellspouse.org

Publication Date: June 2016
Page Last Updated: July 29, 2016