Phone numbers, websites, and other resources.
Visit our FAQ page for detailed information on community services and options available to caregivers!
- Click here for a downloadable pdf resource list of community and federal agencies and services.
- Click here for a resource list specific to Dallas County.
- Recursos Para Cuidadores Familiares
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age. It has many articles, tools, and resources for family caregivers on its website.
Be sure to check out thier 2021 Financial Workbook for Family Caregivers - A practical guide focused on health, housing, and money management.
The Administration for Community Living (ALC) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) across the country seek to address the frustrations many older adults, people with disabilities, and family members experience when trying to learn about and access long-term services and supports.
ADRCs raise visibility about the full range of available options; provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance; empower people to make informed decisions about their long-term services and supports; and help people access public and private programs. ADRCs provide unbiased, reliable information and counseling to people with all levels of income.
The Texas Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are highly visible and trusted places where people of all ages, incomes, and disabilities can go to get information and one-on-one counseling on the full range of long-term services and supports available in Texas. The ADRCs provide:
- a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for individuals;
- easy access to information and one-on-one options counseling to assist consumers in exploring a full range of long-term services and supports to meet their needs and/or situations; and
- resources and services that support the needs of family caregivers.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC) serves people who are 60 or older or have a disability and their caregivers. It empowers people by helping them understand their options and successfully connecting them with the services and supports they need. Its partners include the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, MHMR Tarrant, Texas Health and Human Services, and the United Way of Tarrant County.
Texas Health and Human Services has compiled the Texas forms for advance directives. These are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. Advance directive provide a way to communicate your wishes to family, friends and health care professionals, and to avoid confusion later on.
Visit the Texas Health and Human Services website to learn more about the Advance Directives law.
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has a broad range of support services for family caregivers, including Caregiver Support Coordination, Respite Care, Caregiver Information Services, and Caregiver Counseling.
- Either the caregiver or care receiver must live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell or Wise County;
- The caregiver must be:
- caring for someone who is at least 60 years of age;
- caring for someone who has Alzheimer's or a related dementia:
- be at least 55 years of age and have primary custody of a grandchild who is under the age of 18; or
- be at least 55 years of age and care for a relative who has severe disabilities
- not paid for his/her services
Some programs, such as Caregiver Support Coordination, have additional eligibility criteria.
Learn more: https://www.nctcog.org/aging-services/caregivers
The Alzheimer's Association provides education and support to those facing Alzheimer's and other dementias, including those living with the disease, family caregivers, health care professionals, and families; advocates for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's disease; and advances critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
Serving Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.
Provides education and support to those facing Alzheimer's and other dementias, including those living with the disease, family caregivers, health care professionals, and families. Advocates for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
Serving Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Somerville, Erath, Palo Pinto,Hood, and Wise counties.
ALZConnected®, powered by the Alzheimer's Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia, including:
- People with the disease.
- Family members.
- Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Provides education, support, and events.
The Alzheimer’s Association website, alz.org®, is a rich resource designed to inform and educate multiple audiences, including those living with the disease, caregivers, volunteers, and professional health care providers. Its content covers everything from the basics of Alzheimer’s to support groups to global research efforts.
For information specific to American Indian/Alaska Native Communities see the Tribal Map Roadmap
The moving force behind the work of the American Diabetes Association is a network of more than 565,000 volunteers, a membership of more than 540,000 people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, a professional society of nearly 20,000 health care professionals, as well as more than 250 staff members.
Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide and a leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association is a relentless force for a healthier world with fewer strokes. It funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides lifesaving tools and information.
The Dallas-based association was created in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association.
Who can serve? AmeriCorps Seniors is open to individuals 55 and older.
How can I serve? When you join AmeriCorps Seniors, you choose how you want to give back. Help a struggling child to learn to read. Deliver groceries to an elderly neighbor. Support a family impacted by natural disaster. These are just a few of the service opportunities available to you through AmeriCorps Seniors.
Every year, they match over 200,000 AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers with service opportunities offered by partner organizations.
Annuity.org has been providing visitors with carefully researched, timely information about annuities and structured settlements for nearly a decade. This free, comprehensive web resource offers professional insight from experienced financial experts on a variety of financial topics to help you make smart decisions about your money.
Be sure to check out their information on Financial Literacy.
The 28 area agencies on aging (AAA) in Texas provide services to help people age 60 and older, their family members and caregivers receive the information and assistance they need in locating and accessing community services. Services vary by community but may include:
- Information, referral, and assistance
- Benefits counseling and legal assistance
- Care coordination
- Caregiver support services
- In-home support services
- Legal awareness
- Nutrition services
- Ombudsman Program
Services are targeted to those with the greatest economic and social needs. Particular attention is paid to people with low-incomes, older people who belong to minority groups, and older people residing in rural areas. In addition, family members and other caregivers may receive information and services on behalf of the older person for whom they are providing care.
Use the Eldercare Locator to find an AAA near you.
Find out if a loved one or you qualifies for public benefits via Benefits Check Up, a service of the National Council on Aging.