Helping People Through the Healthcare Maze
National Family Caregivers Association
The National Family Caregivers Association offers services in the areas of information and education, support and validation and public awareness and advocacy, toward the goal of minimizing the disparity between a caregiver’s quality of life and that of mainstream Americans.
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
Toll Free: (800) 896-3650
Local: (301) 942-6430
Fax: (301) 942-2302
The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
The leader in the movement to better understand and assist family caregivers—have joined together to recognize, support and advise this vital group of Americans
Some activities for life for those with Memory issues or other disabling problems
The products available in the FlagHouse catalog are designed to help individuals relieve boredom and social isolation as well as help them improve quality of life
Toll Free: (800) 793-7900
A membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
601 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
Toll-Free: (888) OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)
Toll-Free TTY: (877) 434-7589
Toll-Free Spanish: (877) MAS-DE50 (877-627-3350)
American Cancer Society
“The mission of the American Cancer Society is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Because cancer is a global health problem, this mission extends around the world. Cancer is increasing as a leading killer globally, especially in the developing world.”
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24 hr. Free/Confidential Support
Toll Free: (800) 273-TALK
Toll-free: (800) 826-3632
Family Care Giving 101
Information to arm caregivers with resources to assist in their needs and experiences www.familycaregiving101.org
This resource supplies knowledge regarding Alzheimer’s disease including facts about the disease, symptoms, treatments, advocacy, and myths. There is also an option for finding resources within your community.
Toll Free: (800) 272-3900
A resource that provides items to help those afflicted with memory problems or other disabling conditions; S&S offers rehabilitation products, adaptive equipment, as well as cognitive supplies; there are an assortment of activities including trivia, crossword puzzles, bingo, etc.
The products available in the S&S catalog are designed to help individuals relieve boredom and social isolation as well as help them improve quality of life
Toll Free: (800) 288-9941
This site provides information about the parts of Medicare, what's new, and how to find Medicare plans, facilities, or providers.
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free: (877) 696-6775
American Diabetes Association
“Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.”
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Contains educational resource and support group locator
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, Illinois 60654-7225
Toll-free: (800) 826-3632