Preparation can help you transition to caregiving.
Preparation can help you transition to caregiving.
Preparation can help you transition to caregiving La preparación ayuda en la transición a ser cuidador de familia
Preparation can help you transition to caregiving              La preparación ayuda en la transición a ser cuidador de familia

Health Resources

Updated 9-1-2020


This page offers links to websites for general health and specific illnesses.  These websites offer information in English and Spanish.


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New Resources

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the baby boom generation is estimated at 73 million and continues to grow rapidly. By 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 and older. The Pew Research Center reports the rising financial burdens for middle-aged Americans. This new resource below offers a guide to help families understand long-term care costs and lists programs that offer financial support. provides an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics like available care options, and free resources that are available in every state across the US.  Access the guide: Financial Assistance & Funding Options for Assisted Living/Senior Living.


Family Advisor for Local Senior Care Resources

1-800-973-1540 FREE

Email: Contact Caring, LLC


Government Websites

Affordable Care Act - Health Care Law

The Affordable Care Act puts in place strong consumer protections, provides new coverage options and gives you the tools you need to make informed choices about your health. Learn about how the law affects you.  For more information, click here.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Publications and guides for quality of care, surgery, medical conditions, health plans, medications and medical guides.

For more information, click here


Center for Disease Control and Prevention

A trusted source of all types of health information.

For more information, click here.

1-800-232-46361-800-232-4636 FREE



Insurance options, learn about prevention, compare quality care and understand the law and other information.

For more information, click here.

1-877-696-67751-877-696-6775 FREE


Health Finder

An encyclopedia of health topics from reliable sources to maintain your and your family's health.

For more information, click here.  

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Medline Plus

Health information from the U. S. National Library of Medicine.

For more information, click here.

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Offers information about how mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being and why it is so important in all stages of life from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.  Recognize the early warning signs of mental health and how these very common problems affect everyone. Read the myths and facts about mental health and that recovery is possible. Click here.  


National Health Institute (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health, as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

For more information, click here.

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For Specific Illnesses

Alzheimer's Association

Information about the disease, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. 

For more information, click here.

Help Line: 1-800-272-39001-800-272-3900 FREE 


American Cancer Society

Information about cancer prevention, research, education, patient service, advocacy and rehabilitation.

For more information, click here.

1-800-227-23451-800-227-2345 FREE 


American Dental Association

Information on oral care concerns and a database of state dental associations and dental schools offering free or low-cost services for older people who meet economic criteria.

For more information, click here.



American Diabetes Association

Information about diabetes, risk factors and ways to control reverse or prevent diabetes.

For more information, click here.

1-800-342-23831-800-342-2383 FREE 


American Heart Association

Health facts and information related to heart disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

For more information, click here.

1-800-242-87211-800-242-8721 FREE 


Arthritis Foundation

Offers resources on both traditional and alternative therapies and also provides nationwide referrals for local support groups and help.

For more information, click here

1-800-283-78001-800-283-7800 FREE 


Latino Commission on AIDS

Spearheads health advocacy for Latinos, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity in community organizations.  The Commission is dedicated to resolving the HIV crisis in the Latino community, where social stigma, poverty, language barriers, immigration status fears, and access to care deter testing and increase the infection rate.  

For more information, click here



Mesothelioma Guide

Resources, answers, information and free assistance options for mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. 

For more information, click here.

1-888-385-2024 FREE


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Information about mental health from NAMI, the largest organization in the U.S dedicated to improve the lives of persons and their families with serious mental illnesses.

For more information, click here

1-800-950-62641-800-950-6264 FREE 


National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging, (NIA), provides leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Offers guides and publications with information about health and aging.

For more information, click here.  

1-800-222-22251-800-222-2225 FREE 


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Information about diagnosis and treatment, managing symptoms, work issues, and information for caregivers of children. Also offers education via Internet, book and links to other educational Internet sites.

For more information, click here.  

1-800-344-48671-800-344-4867 FREE 


National Suicide Prevention LIfeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 

For more information, click here. Online chat is available on website. 

1-800-273-8255 FREE



Offers free women's health information on more than 800 topics through our call center and website.
For more information, click here.  

1-800-994-96621-800-994-9662 FREE 

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