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Finding Money For The Care Your Loved One Needs
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Medicaid
Medicare
Medigap
Veterans Benefits
Housekeeping
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Homecare
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Transportation
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Adult Day Care
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Assisted Living
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Nursing Homes
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Hospice
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Support
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Respite
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Care Management
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Medicare Hotline
1-800-638-6833
http://www.medicare.gov/
For general questions about Medicare, Medigap policies, insurance fraud, and more
Medigap
This usually implies supplemental or private insurance that fills in some areas where Medicare doesn't cover. You can check with different insurance carriers such as ARRP & National Insurance Consumer Helpline: (800) 942-4242 to find out what is available in your state
Medicaid
Check with your state resources to find out if you are eligible for assistance
Dept of Veteran Affairs
http://www.va.gov/
Provides benefits to veterans and their dependents.
Hospice
National Hospice Association
Hospice Foundation of America
Care Management
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
American Geriatrics Society
Adult Day Care
Nat'l Adult Day Services Assoc.
Transportation
National Eldercare Locator -1-800-677-1116
Also check with Access a Ride if available in your area as well as Senior Centers
Homecare
Visiting Nurse Association
National Association For Home Care
AARP
Assisted Living

Assisted Living Federation of America
American Health Care Association
Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116
Nursing Homes
Alzheimer Association
AARP
American Health Care Assoc.
Assoc. Of Jewish Family & Children Agencies
Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116
Support
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Eldercare Locator
Death and Dying Grief Support
NFCA: National Family Caregivers Association. .
Wellspouse.Org
American Assoc. Of Homes & Srvcs For The Aging-
!Children Of Aging Parents
National Council On Aging
National Hospice Organization
National Association For Home Care
Hospice Foundation Of America
Grief Recovery Hotline- 1 800- 445-4808
Churches, Senior Centers, Associations, Organizations and more.
Respite
Nat'l Adult Day Services Assoc.
Partners in Caregiving - Nat'lProgram Off.:
(336) 716-4941
Alzheimer Association
AARP
American Health Care Assoc.
Assoc. Of Jewish Family & Children Agencies
Caregivers.com
Eldercare Locator
Nat'l Council On Aging(NCOA)
Senior Alternatives Online

Survey of Fifteen States' Caregiver Support Programs
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Purpose: The survey aimed to learn more about state-funded caregiver support programs that serve families and informal caregivers of frail elders and persons with disabilities. Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) conducted the study in preparation for the first national invitational state policy conference on caregiving, Family Caregivers: Partners in Long Term Care, held in San Francisco, California on October 29-30, 1999.

To read more and research the states and their agencies click on this link:
http://www.caregiver.org/issues/execsum9910.html


Gail Mitchell
Empowering Caregivers

Ms. Mitchell is the President and Founder of NOFEC. Her full-time caregiving experience began in the early eighties when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Later on she became the primary caregiver for her father, along with her mother who had become critically ill from burnout prior to her dadís passing. In recent years, she cared for several friends with AIDS while continuing to care for her mother and actively providing support, information, referrals and resources for caregivers.

Prior to founding NOFEC, she created the iVillageHealth Chat: Empowering Caregivers, which she hosted for over 5 years. Within a month of hosting she created Empowering Caregivers: www.care-givers.com in 1999 as a resource for caregivers around the globe. Over three million visitors have frequented the website.

Gail's leadership on the Internet and her success with Empowering Caregivers led her to found National Organization For Empowering Caregivers (NOFEC) INC in 2001.

She presents at national and international care-related conferences and programs and has been a keynote speaker for many programs as well.

Ms Mitchell has assisted thousands of caregivers online and offline in ways to empower themselves in their roles in caring for loved ones.

For a list of client and or her resume, please contact info@nofec.org

Gail's articles have been published in many venues nationally and in Canada.Presently, she is a member of American Society on Aging and National Quality Caregivers Coalition.

E-mail: info@care-givers.com
Web Site: http://www.care-givers.com

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