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Caregiver Resources

Niagara County Office for the Aging is the planning and coordination agency for services for older adults in Niagara County, offering a wide range of services, including nutrition, home care, day care, heath insurance counseling, legal assistance, Medical Van and much more.

The following is a list of additional organization that service older adults.

National Directory for Eldercare
1-800-677-1116
Help in locating Area Agencies on Aging nationwide.

Medicare
1-800-MEDICARE
This Web site provides a comprehensive resources on Medicare, including the “Medicare Personal Plan Finder” to help select an appropriate Medicare plan, including supplemental insurance, and links to low-cost prescription programs, publications, the “Nursing Home Compare” link, helpful contacts and local educational event calendars.

The Kaiser Family Foundation
1-800-656-4533
Publishes “Talking With Your Parent About Medicare and Health Coverage,”  “Medicare Chart Book,” and other information and research through “The Medicare Policy Project.”

Medicare Rights Center
1-212-869-3850
1-888-466-9050 (HMO Appeals Hotline)
Information and assistance about rights and appeals dealing with Medicare and related insurance issues; low cost prescription drug information; glossary of Medicare terms.

National Alliance for Caregiving/Family Care Resource Center Connection
1-800-445-8106
A joint venture of the American Society on Aging, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and others.  Offers reports, Web site links, training packages and caregiver brochures.  The Family Resource Connection is a searchable database of reviews and ratings of books, Web sites and other resources for family caregivers.

National Family Caregiver Association

1-800-896-3650Educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for Americans who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones.  Offers RX discount program for members, professional advisory services for caregivers and training for professionals.

AARP
1-800-424-3410
A vast resource for older Americans, including information booklets and research on Medicare basics and related topics.  Also offers supplemental health insurance and information about insurance.  Discounted prescription medicines are available through the AARP Pharmacy, call 1-800-456-2277. 

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
1-860-456-7790/ 1-800-262-4414
A nonprofit organization that provides education, advocacy and legal assistance to the elderly and persons with disabilities to help them obtain health care.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Next Step in Care

The Family Caregiver’s Guide to Hospice and Palliative Care This eight page guide is quite comprehensive and “user friendly”. There are many other resources for Caregivers on the web site. Please take a few minutes and see if it is something you could use with the Caregivers you support.

My Benefits - My benefits is a quick and easy way in New York State to find answers to questions about New York State's programs and services.  To see if you might be eligible for Food Stamps, Earned Income Tax Credits, Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, Home Enery Assistance Program, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, WIC -Women, Infants and Children, Healthy NY, Elderly Pharmaeutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Program , or any others use the link to myBenefits.ny.gov