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.
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)
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.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
Association 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. AAA’s 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.
Although the following organizations do not provide services for low-income individuals, they are an excellent source of information for caregivers: