Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are the first place everyone should contact when needing long term care services in Indiana. The ADRC staff can answer questions about services, providers and how to access services whether you are private pay, have long term care insurance, or are on Medicare or Medicaid. Indiana has 16 AAAs, follow the link to the left to locate the one that serves your area. The AAA case managers perform assessments for home care need and pre-admission screenings for nursing home care. You may reach your local AAA by calling 1-800-986-3505.
Caregivers’ Resources: Find a nursing home, assisted living, or hospice; check your eligibility for benefits; get resources for long-distance care giving; review legal issues; and find support for caregivers. Caregivers Link
The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible. The Eldercare Locator is administered in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
National Caregivers Library Offers information on care giving basics, caring for yourself, care facilities, checklists and forms to help choose assisted living and nursing facilities. Information on adjusting to receiving LTC in a facility.
The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 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.
Family Caregiver Alliance is a public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
Elder Web is an award-winning eldercare sourcebook for professionals and family members looking for information on aging, eldercare, and long term care, including information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, policy, research, and statistics.
The National Council on Aging provides many resources. Start with six resources for family caregivers.
BenefitsCheckUp, NCOA’s free online screening tool, can help consumers to screen for benefits in their area.
The AARP Caregiving Resource Center has a wealth of information for caregivers.