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
- Texas Area Agencies on Aging Directory
- * AAA - Area Agency on Aging (6)
- ADRC - Aging and Disability Resource Center (6)
- Adult Day Care/Caregiver Respite (2)
- Adult Day Services (1)
- Advocacy (5)
- Alzheimer's and Other Dementia (6)
- Caregiver Resources (22)
- Child And Family Issues (13)
- Chronic Diseases and Conditions (15)
- Consumer Protection (7)
- Criminal Justice (2)
- Education (1)
- Employers & HR Professionals (1)
- Federal Resources (17)
- Financial Issues (4)
- Frauds and Scams (1)
- Geriatric Physicians - Texas (4)
- Health & Healthy Aging (6)
- Hospice & Palliative Care (1)
- Housing (7)
- Insurance (7)
- Legal (10)
- Meals & Nutrition (5)
- Medicaid (3)
- Medicare (4)
- Mental Health (6)
- National Resources (24)
- Sensory Loss (Hearing, Vision) (6)
- Social Security (2)
- Stress Management/Self-Care (4)
- Texas State Agencies (26)
- Veterans (3)
- Volunteerism (1)
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.
CAN is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
The Caregiver Teleconnection program has many free one-hour telephone education and support calls. Call 866-390-6491 to register or get more information
Events Calendar: https://www.wellmedcharitablefoundation.org/event/
Caregiver SOS: On Air Podcasts: https://www.wellmedcharitablefoundation.org/caregiver-support/on-air/
Connect to Care is a web-based resource center created to provide access and assistance to older adults and individuals with disabilities needing information on the resources available.
This web-based resource center may also serve as a source for those planning for future long-term care needs. Connect to Care strives to serve as the entry point for professionals, caregivers, and family members who are seeking resources and assistance on behalf of their clients or family members.
Connect to Care is part of a national initiative put in place by the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.
The American Bar Association's website offers a self-guided tutorial covering:
- Estate Planning Overview
- Revocable Trusts
- Power of Attorney
- Living wills, Health Care Proxies, and Advance Health Care Directives
- The Probate Process
- Planning with Retirement Benefits
- Guidelines for Individual Executors and Trustees
- Lawyer's Role vs. "Do It Yourself" Estate Planning
- Asset Protection Planning
The mission of the 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. Their services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers.
The mission of the Federal Trade Commission is to protect consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Complaints about fraud, scams, phishing, identity theft, unwanted telemarketing, credit or debt issues, or other unfair business practices may be submitted to https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
The Mission of Guardianship Services, Inc. (GSI) is to provide guardianship and supports and services for at-risk adults in Tarrant County. They support adults who:
- Need help making important decisions
- Need help managing their financial resources
- Cannot care for themselves
HealthinAging.org is a trusted source for up-to-date information and advice on health and aging, created by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation.
Through the Health in Aging Foundation, it advances a commitment to helping older adults and caregivers maintain health, independence, and quality of life. HealthinAging.org features education materials for older adults and caregivers, as well as information on finding a geriatrics healthcare professional in your area. These tools have been reviewed by geriatrics healthcare professionals and members of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS)—a community of experts in the care we all need as we age.
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An online search engine provided by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. This page will take you through a process to provide you with contact information for those providers for your area. Visit the page, then select the type of help you need then enter your city or county.
The HomeMods.org website is provided as a service of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence (FPCE), a project of the University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
VISIT their resources page for information on aging issues, home modification, and supportive housing.