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Government and Nonprofit Resources For Caregivers

Locate the nearest Area Agency on Aging office to learn how to apply for Medicaid in your state, about “Meals on Wheels,” and other local resources for low income seniors.

Learn about Alzheimer’s and dementia, and find support that includes listings of local support-groups for caregivers.

Identify any state or federal benefits you or your loved one may be eligible for.

HUD provides low income housing. To identify Section 8 apartments, visit their Affordable Apartment Search.

Get information about VA benefits, including the VA Pension (commonly called “Aid and Attendance”):

Visit this thorough resource for disability information and assistance.

This nonprofit focuses on the needs of caregivers through national, state, and local programs providing education, services, research and advocacy.

Get comprehensive information about Medicaid, a program run jointly by the states and the federal government, that helps to pay for care for seniors who are unable to pay on their own.

Access information about Medicare, the government health insurance program for American seniors. Note that Medicare does not pay for long term care like assisted living or nursing homes.

This nonprofit organization can help you find attorneys specializing in Elder Law and Special Needs Law.

Get resources and information from America’s foremost nonprofit advocacy group for mental illness.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this organization provides information and resources to help consumers plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

Get a complete listing of Medicare certified nursing homes anywhere in the U.S., which includes unbiased ratings, links to inspections results and information about facilities that accept Medicaid.