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
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
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.
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.
This US government department is responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop communities and enforce fair housing laws.
Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? Do some research first to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you need; what your health insurance might cover; and what you can afford. Then check here for financial assistance resources and guides for making the right choice. Talk to a HUD-approved housing counselor if you have questions about your situation.
IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.
Visit ftc.gov/idtheft for prevention tips and free resources to share in your community.
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal help to low-income residents in 114 Texas counties throughout North and West Texas, with offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Brownwood, Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Lubbock, McKinney, Midland, Odessa, Plainview, San Angelo, Waxahachie, Weatherford, and Wichita Falls.
Here are some resources for, and direct links to, common legal forms needed in Texas:
- Texas Attorney General Website
- Texas Health & Human Services Website
- General Information
- Wills and advance directives – Texas State Law Library
- Estate Planning - State Bar of Texas
- Health Care Directives - National Institute of Health
- Should I Sign New Estate Planning Documents When I Move to a New State?
- Beware of for-profit companies who try to sell you something you may not need!
Long-Term care (LTC) ombudsmen are advocates for resident rights. They help protect the quality of life and quality of care of anybody who lives in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.
Ombudsmen can be volunteers or paid employees of agencies that are independent of any long-Term care facility. Services are free, confidential and available statewide.
Search for Ombudsman in your area: https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/news_info/ombudsman/search.cfm