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Family & Friends : Resources for Caregiving

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicaid pays for basic home healthcare and medical equipment.  Medicaid may pay for homemaker, personal care, and other services that are not paid for by Medicare. For more information about what Medicaid covers for home healthcare in your state, call your state medical assistance office.

Related Links:

Medicare.gov: The Official US Government Site for People with Medicare

CMS Regional Office Contact Information

"Caregiver Stress" at The Federal Government Source for Women's Health Information (PDF)

Eldercare Locator

A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locator can help you find local agencies, in every US community, that can help older persons and their families’ access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Contact
Eldercare Locator, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Toll Free: 800-677-1116 (Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm)
E-mail: eldercarelocator@n4a.org

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

n4a's services for senior citizens who have restricted income include home maker and home health aide services, transportation, home-delivered meals, chore and home repair as well as legal assistance. These government-funded services are often targeted to those most in need. While there are no income criteria for many services, sometimes you may have more service options if you can pay for private help. AAAs can direct you to other sources of help for older persons with limited incomes such as subsidized housing, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicaid.

Contact
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
1730 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC, 20036
Tel: 202-872-0888
Fax: 202-872-0057

Although the following organizations do not provide services for low-income individuals, they are an excellent source of information for caregivers:

Family Caregiver Alliance
180 Montgomery St, Ste 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: 415-434-3388
Toll Free: 800-445-8106
Fax: 415-434-3508

National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
Toll Free: 800-896-3650
Phone: 301-942-6430
Fax: 301-942-2302
E-mail: info@thefamilycaregiver.org