Heath and Aging

So Far Away: Twenty Questions and Answers About Long-Distance Caregiving

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

P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
1-800-222-2225 (toll-free)
1-800-222-4225 (TTY/toll-free)
www.nia.nih.gov
www.nia.nih.gov/espanol

To order publications (in English or Spanish) or sign up for regular email alerts, go to: www.nia.nih.gov/health.

Visit NIHSeniorHealth (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
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
1-800-438-4380 (toll-free)
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Following is a list 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 on Aging
Washington, DC 20201
1-202-401-4634
www.aoa.gov

Aging Life Care Association
3275 West Ina Road, Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85741
1-520-881-8008
www.aginglifecare.org

American Geriatrics Society
Health in Aging Foundation
40 Fulton Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10038
1-800-563-4916 (toll-free)
www.healthinaging.org

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
1-919-490-5577
1-919-490-5577 (TDD)
www.archrespite.org

BenefitsCheckUp
www.benefitscheckup.org

Caregiver Action Network
1130 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
1-202-454-3970
www.caregiveraction.org

Caregiver Resource Directory
Beth Israel Medical Center

The Family Caregiver Program
First Avenue at 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
www.netofcare.org/crd/resource_form.asp

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
1-800-633-4227 (toll-free)
1-800-486-2048 (TTY/toll-free)
www.cms.gov
www.medicare.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration
Veterans Health Administration

810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
VA benefits:
1-800-827-1000 (toll-free)
1-800-829-4833 (TDD/toll-free)
To speak with a healthcare benefits counselor:
1-877-222-8387 (toll-free)
www.va.gov
www.caregiver.va.gov

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

Family Caregiver Alliance
785 Market Street, Suite 750
San Francisco, CA 94103
1-800-445-8106 (toll-free)
www.caregiver.org

Hospice Foundation of America
1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-854-3402 (toll-free)
www.hospicefoundation.org
www.hospicedirectory.org

National Adult Day Services Association
1421 East Broad Street
Suite 425
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
1-877-745-1440 (toll-free)
www.nadsa.org

National Alliance for Caregiving
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 205
Bethesda, MD 20814
1-301-718-8444
www.caregiving.org

National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street, NE, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002-4241
www.helpstartshere.org

National Center on Elder Abuse
c/o University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Department of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
1000 Fremont Avenue
Unit 22, Building A-6
Alhambra, CA 91803
1-855-500-3537
www.ncea.aoa.gov

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
1-800-658-8898 (toll-free)
www.caringinfo.org
www.nhpco.org

National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
1-301-496-4000
1-301-402-9612 (TTY)
www.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus
www.medlineplus.gov

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
1001 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036
1-202-332-2275
www.ltcombudsman.org

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

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
1-800-633-4227
www.medicare.gov/contacts/#resources/ships

Visiting Nurse Associations of America
2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 750
Arlington, VA 22202
1-888-866-8773 (toll-free)
www.vnaa.org

Well Spouse Association
63 West Main Street, Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
1-800-838-0879 (toll-free)
www.wellspouse.org

Publication Date: June 2011
Page Last Updated: August 31, 2015