National Organizations

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

AARP logo

AARP is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the empowerment of Americans 50 and older so that they can choose how they live as they age. They offer numerous resources for caregivers and their families, including:

Family caregiving basics
Prepare to Care: A Caregiving Planning Guide for Families 
Administration for Community Living (ACL)

ACL was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities. They offer:

Information about the Aging and Disability Resource Centers Program/No Wrong Door Program

Information about the Centers for Independent Living

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)

 NAC is dedicated to improving the quality of life for friend and family caregivers and those in their care, by advancing research, advocacy, and innovation. They offer a number of valuable resources.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

FCA provides services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other types of dementia. Services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers.