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AARP Family Caregiving

Find free care guides, legal checklists, care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers.

https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/?intcmp=AE-CAR-LRS-IL

Virginia Adult Day Care Centers

Provides an online directory of adult day care centers in Virginia that offer health, social and support services.

http://www.dss.virginia.gov/facility/search/adc.cgi

(800) 552-3431

Alzheimer’s Association

Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and offers care navigator tools.

www.alz.org

800-272-3900

Alzheimers.Gov

The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

www.alzheimers.gov

American Cancer Society

Managing Insurance Issues & Understanding Financial and Legal Matters

www.cancer.org

1-800-227-2345

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center

Find programs and services that allow caregivers to get a break from caring for a loved one.

http://brls.org/

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Center on Caregiving

https://www.caregiver.org/

The mission of Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care. For over 40 years, FCA has provided services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers. Ongoing support is available with FCA, also now on a digital service platform. FCA is a longtime advocate for caregivers in the areas of policy, health and social system development, research, and public awareness, on the state, national and international levels.

The services, education programs, and resources from FCA are designed with caregivers’ needs in mind and offer support, tailored information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving.

These include:

FCA CareJourney is a secure online solution for quality information, support, and resources for family caregivers.
Family Care Navigator, sponsored by the NCC, helps caregivers locate support services state-by-state.
National Center on Caregiving (NCC) unites research, policy, and practice to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state.
Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center is the CRC for the six-county San Francisco Bay Area, operated by FCA. Our Family Consultants work closely with families caring for ill or elderly loved ones.

1-800-445-8106

Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.

www.caregiver.org

 

 

Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

http://www.vaaaa.org/

FCSP services for family caregivers are provided through local area agencies on aging (AAAs) and include:
– Information
– Assistance
– Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training
– Respite care
– Limited supplemental services, such as transportation and home modifications

Phone: 

To be connected to your local AAA within Virginia, call:
(804) 644-2804

Caregiver Eligibility: 

– Adults age 18 and older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility
Special Populations:
– Adults age 55 or older who are caring for anyone (that is not their child) over 18 years old with developmental disabilities
– Grandparents or other relatives age 55 or older caring for children (age 18 and under)

Care Recipient Eligibility: 

– Adults age 60 and older
Exception:
– Adults with dementia can be any age

 

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Blue Ridge Legal Services

Free civic legal services including: Family disputes, consumer issues, housing, government benefits, healthcare, and elder law issues.

http://brls.org/

(800) 678-5021

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caregiveraction.org

1-202-454-3970

Formerly known as the  National Family Caregivers Association, it provides information and education for family caregivers, including a volunteer support network in over 40 states.

Provides legal services for low income and other qualifying residents of Charlottesville, Richmond, and Petersburg metros.

http://cvlas.org/

(800) 390-9982

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Drivers are required to self-report medical conditions that may impede their driving skills. The DMV is required to investigate the self-reported conditions, reports received from law enforcement, and medical professionals. Drivers are then required to provide adequate documentation from their primary physician to obtain or renew their license. License renewal occurs every 8 years. Older adults (aged 80+) must submit a vision test for renewal of their license. 

https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/drivers/#applying.asp

(804) 497-7100

Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)

This state department helps people with disabilities to obtain and retain employment. It provides information and referral services for independent living.

https://www.vadars.org/

Toll Free Voice/TTY: (800) 552-5019

Central Office: (804) 662-7000

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Eldercare Locator

Connects caregivers to local services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities across the United States.

www.eldercare.gov

800-677-1116

Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction Waiver (EDCD)

Government program offers financial assistance to qualifying individuals to help pay for services including:- In-home care – Adult day health care – Respite

https://www.caregiver.org/elderly-or-disabled-consumer-direction-waiver-edcd

(804) 786-7933

TTY: (800) 343-0634

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The HIPP Program helps people get insurance or keep insurance they already have by paying for the premiums.

http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/Content_pgs/rcp-hipp.aspx

(800) 432-5924

Hospice Foundation of America

Provides information on issues related to hospice and end-of-life care.

www.hospicefoundation.org

Hospice Care and Resources

HFA is a trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief. Throughout this site you will find information about living with advanced life-limiting illness, options for care and helpful resources for caregivers.

800-854-3402

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Legal Aid Justice Center

www.justice4all.org

Elder Law Initiative addresses the legal needs of low income elderly population living in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. A wide range of services is provided including legal representation to individuals on: Consumer issues, housing, public benefits, wills/POA, and protection from abuse and neglect.

(434) 529-1811

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

www.lsnv.org

A nonprofit public interest law firm that provides free legal assistance to low income residents of Northern Virginia. The organization provides free, high-quality legal advocacy and information for elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals and families who face the loss of a critical need, such as personal safety, income, housing, medical benefits, education, or family stability.

(703) 778-6800

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Meal Train

https://www.mealtrain.com/

INCLUDES ALL THIS!
  • Interactive online calendar
  • Reminder emails sent to participant 1 week and also 1 day prior to date
  • Organizer email options. Receive alerts when dates are booked or cancelled
  • Ability to list meal preferences and allergies
  • Digital gift cards for Grubhub, DoorDash, restaurants, and more
  • Organizer and Recipient can book dates for others
  • Invitations via email, Faceboook, Twitter, and more
  • Easily share updates and photos with family and friends
  • Allow participants to make financial contributions
  • Editable at any time by organizer or recipient

Medicare

Provides information about the parts of Medicare, what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.

800-Medicare

www.medicare.gov

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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to aging population. NAELA sponsors continuing education on Elder Law for legal professionals and  provides support to other organizations serving aging population, does not provide direct legal guidance to the public.

(703) 942-5711

https://www.naela.org/

National Alliance for Caregiving

A coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues.

www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging Information Center

Research leader on aging issues; information on common age-related health problems.

800-222-2225

www.nia.nih.gov

National Suicide Hotline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-TALK 1-800-273-8255

1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-784-2433

TTY – Hearing & Speech Impaired 1-800-799-4TTY

Needy Meds

needymeds.org

Provides information on how to find pharmaceutical assistance programs

1-800-503-6897

https://www.needymeds.org/helpline

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Patient Advocate Foundation

patientadvocate.org

Comprehensive financial assistance directory and case management services

1-800-532-5274

Patient Advocate Foundation Co-Pay Relief

patientadvocate.org

Comprehensive financial assistance directory and case management services

1-800-532-5274

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Report Abuse and Negect -Virginia – (800) 552-7096

https://www.dss.virginia.gov/about/abuse.cgi

Report Abuse and Negect -Hearing Impaired – (800) 828-1120

Report Abuse and Negect -Out of State – (804) 786-8536

Ronald McDonald House Charities

rmhc.org

1-630-623-7048

Keeping families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.

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Senior Citizens Handbook Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens of Virginia

http://www.vsb.org/site/publications/senior-citizens-handbook

A free handbook which can be downloaded off the website with legal information and assistance for Senior Citizens in Virginia on topics

(804) 775-0500

TTY: (804) 775-0502

Social Security Administration

www.socialsecurity.gov

Information on retirement and disability benefits, including how to sign up.

800-772-1213

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society

https://www.swvalegalaid.org/

A nonprofit established to provide free, high-quality civil legal services to the low income residents of seventeen counties and four cities in southwestern Virginia. 

(800) 318-2596

State Health Insurance Assistance Program

www.shiptacenter.org

A program that offers one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.

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Veterans Administration

www.caregiver.va.gov

Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a VA caregiver support line.

855-260-3274

Virginia Adult Protective Services

http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/as/aps.cgi

Adult Protective Services assist vulnerable and elder adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse to the Hotline.

(888) 832-3858

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A)

http://www.vaaaa.org/

AAAs offer aging services, including:- Information and assistance, – Care management, – Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels), – Legal assistance, – Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)

(804) 644-2804

Virginia Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus

http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/longtermwaivers

Virginia’s Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus program (CCC+) is a Medicaid waiver that assists the elderly and people with physical disabilities so that they may remain living at home. Family members can be hired are personal care providers, excluding spouses and legal guardians. Services may include: Personal Care, Respite Care, Home/Vehicle Modifications, Adult Day Care, Skilled Private Duty Nursing, applies to all family members except spouces

888-444-8182

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

http://www.dvs.virginia.gov/

Provides aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential and medical care and services. The Department of Veterans Services also helps veterans and their families to present claims for veterans’ benefits to the federal government and offers veterans low-cost loans to acquire farms and homes.

(804) 786-0286

Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program

http://scc.virginia.gov/boi/cons/sr/vicap.aspx

Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.

(800) 552-3402

Virginia Medicaid Managed Care

http://www.virginiamanagedcare.com/

Medicaid is a health insurance for people with limited income and resources. It pays for a variety of medical services, including in-home care or nursing home care, depending on eligibility.

1-800-643-2273

Virginia Navigator Family Websites

https://seniornavigator.org/

VirginiaNavigator provides free information about local services and educational articles on health, aging, disability, and veterans. You can search using your city/county or zip code to identify resources available in your community

804) 525-7728 (866) 393-0957

Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council

http://www.vasilc.org/

A network of non-profit, https://www.swvalegalaid.orgnon-residential, community-based centers, run and controlled by persons with disabilities that offer:- Information and referral, – Peer counseling, – Benefits counseling, – Employment readiness training, – Housing referrals, – Assistive technology services, – Legal aid

(800) 552-5019

TTY:(800) 464-9950

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