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 have the text read out loud or 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
1-202-619-0724
www.aoa.gov

American Geriatrics Society
Foundation for Health in Aging
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 801
New York, NY 10118
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
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
1-800-896-3650 (toll-free)
http://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

Children of Aging Parents
P.O. Box 167
Richboro, PA 18954
1-800-227-7294 (toll-free)
www.caps4caregivers.org

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
180 Montgomery Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94104
1-800-445-8106 (toll-free)
www.caregiver.org

Family Caregiving 101
www.familycaregiving101.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, 2nd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
www.caregiving.org

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
3275 West Ina Road, Suite 130
Tucson, AZ 85741
1-520-881-8008
www.caremanager.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 Center for Community Research and Services

University of Delaware
297 Graham Hall
Newark, DE 19716
1-302-831-3525
www.ncea.aoa.gov

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
1731 King Street, Suite 100
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

1828 L Street, NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
1-202-332-2275
www.ltcombudsman.org

PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
1-800-633-4227
www.pace4you.org
www.medicare.gov/Nursing/Alternatives/PACE.asp

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
1-888-477-2669 (toll-free)
www.pparx.org

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)
1-800-633-4227
www.medicare.gov/Contacts

Visiting Nurse Associations of America
900 19th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
1-202-384-1420
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: January 29, 2013