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Locating State and Local Resources

Comprehensive Resource Search Tools

These resources help caregivers coordinate a variety of local services for their loved one, from legal and financial help, to support communities and housing and insurance options.

Eldercare Locator

Source: U.S. Administration on Aging
Description: This database allows you to search for community services for your loved one such as transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. The database is searchable by zip code, city, and county.

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Support Groups & Message Boards

These resources will help you to find local caregiver support groups by entering your zip code or browsing a map of the US, or to browse a list of different organizations’ online support communities.

Find Your Chapter

Source: Alzheimer's Association
Description: This web page allows caregivers to search for local Alzheimer's chapters by state or by zip code, providing addresses, phone numbers, and websites of local Alzheimer's support groups and educational workshops.

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Medical Resources & Clinical Trials

Use these resources to help you locate medical services and clinical trials in your area. The Alzheimer’s Disease Centers (ADCs) offer diagnosis, medical management, disease information, and special programs in addition to clinical trials opportunities.

Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs)

Source: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Description: This page includes information about the National Institute on Aging's Alzheimer's Disease Centers (ADCs). Located at major medical centers across the US, ADCs work to translate research advances into improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. They also offer services for patients with Alzheimer's and their families, including disease information, diagnosis and medical management, special programs, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials. The page includes a map where you can browse ADCs by state.

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Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials Database

Source: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Description: This is a database where individuals can search for clinical trials underway in their area. The database is searchable by location, or by a particular diagnosis or treatment.

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Find a Geriatric Psychiatrist

Source: Geriatric Mental Health Foundation (GMHF)
Description: This database allows caregivers and patients to search for psychiatrists who are members of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry by name, city, state, and zip.

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Legal & Financial Resources

Use these resources to locate elder lawyers, legal services, and financial resources for seniors available in your area.

National Academy of Elder Law (NAELA)

Source: National Academy of Elder Law (NAELA)
Description: This is the website of the National Academy of Elder Law (NAELA), which is an association of lawyers who specialize in senior clients and issues specific to the elderly.

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Planner Search

Source: Financial Planning Association
Description: This is a nationwide database of financial planners that is searchable by city, state, and zip, by name, by the planner's specialty, or by how they charge.

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Housing Options

Use these databases to search for a nursing home, assisted or independent living facility for your loved one, as well as for individuals and organizations who undertake home modifications for seniors.

Senior Housing Locator

Source: SNAPforSeniors
Description: Offers a free searchable database of over licensed care facilities with assistance from a senior living advisor to help match families with the care that best meets their loved one's needs.

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Medicare: Nursing Home Compare

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare
Description: This website allows caregivers to search for nursing homes by state, city, county, zip code, or name. The results of this search compare nursing homes. The website also includes advice on how to choose a nursing home and provides additional resources for caregivers.

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National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

Source: University of Southern California Andrus Gerontology Center
Description: This is a national database of home modification and repair programs and low-income home improvement loan programs, searchable by city and state. Some entries include information on the percentage of Clients Aged 60 Years+, Cost to Client, and specific types of work performed.

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