If you are providing care to a hospice patient or a loved one who is dying, please check under Hospice Resources for more help! Medicare, Medicaid, along with Blue Cross /
Blue Shield and other private insurance programs cover most or all of the cost of hospice
care. If you do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, hospice care can still be available to
you at little or no cost!
Please also check under the SENIOR RESOURCES page on this website, for other local
agencies that help!
STATE & FEDERAL PROGRAMS
A federally funded program designed to provide supportive
services to caregivers. NFCSP services are available through
the following organizations in the Metro Detroit & Detroit areas:
Michigan Dept. of Attorney General (to report abuse of any kind)
Well Spouse Association
63 West Main Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
The Well Spouse® Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3)
membership organization, advocates for and addresses
the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or
disabled spouse/partner. We offer peer to peer support
and educate health care professionals and the general
public about the special challenges and unique issues
"well" spouses face every day.
National Council on Aging
251 18th Street South Suite 500
Most helpful to those 55+ with a moderate or low-income.
Make sure you are receiving all the state and federal benefits
you are entitled to!
Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)
Speak FREE to a Medicaid / Medicare Educator and make
sure you have the PROPER supplemental insurance for
your particular medical and pharmacy needs AND the best
Michigan Office of Services to the Aging
P.O. Box 30676
Lansing, MI 48909-8176
National Alliance for Caregiving
You can print out helpful brochures and reports and read
reviews and ratings for more than 1,000 of the best care-
giving books, videos, websites, etc.
National Family Caregivers Association
The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation
9903 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 180
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 1-888-OK-LEEZA (888-655-3392)
Columbia, SC Center
201 St. Andrews
Columbia, SC 29210
Burbank, CA Center
501 S. Buena Vista Blvd. South Tower
Burbank, CA 91505
At Leeza’s Care Connection, we are all about helping
you learn ways to cope and manage your role as a
family caregiver. Think of us as a place for answers,
a place to begin the process or to make it better. We
are a supportive hug, a safe community of care. We
understand that being a caregiver can be both a bur-
den and a blessing, because we are a team of people
who have been there. We can hold your hand and help
you find answers on the difficult path you must walk
NOW. We believe that you can be a warrior for your
own health and your diagnosed loved one, through tips,
tools and strategies for thriving.
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 GSW State University Dr.
Americus, GA 31709-4379
We believe its a simple matter of common sense to
support family caregivers. Research shows us that
by providing tailored supports we can reduce levels
of stress, increase positive aspects of care, and as-
sure that families remain the backbone of long-term
care. Supporting caregivers will allow individuals
with long-term care needs to safely remain in their
own homes for longer periods of time and maintain
the health and quality of life for both the caregiver
and care recipient. Increasing evidence also shows
that providing comprehensive supports to family
caregivers reduces or delays nursing home place-
ment and is, therefore, cost effective.
ALS of Michigan, Inc.
24359 Northwestern Hwy. Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48075
Provides a wide variety of programs and services free of charge including training, support
groups, home visits, conferences and workshops, and social work support as well as a respite
care assistance program.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society / Michigan Chapter
Phone: 248-350-0020 800-344-4867
The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best
lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Phone: 248-433-1011 800-852-9781 Toll-Free
MPF will fund up to 60 hours of Adult Day Services per year; and provides the facility with educational materials and training to ensure that people with Parkinson's receive the best
2399 E. Walton Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Phone: 248-475-6400 800-75-SEALS Toll-Free
Offers a wide variety of services!
225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 800-272-3900 24/7
The Alzheimer's Association is here to help Persons with Alzheimer's disease and related
dementias and their caregivers.
- Local Support Groups & Dial-In Support Group
- Education Programs for caregivers
- Local resources and referrals
Please call the Helpline as they can give you times and locations for support groups and education workshops in your area. Please note, most of the programs and services are either low-cost or free.
Adult Well-Being Services
Detroit, MI 48214
Caregiver Support Groups: 734-629-5004
All Well Care Clinic
Detroit, MI 48214
All Well-Being Services (AWBS) is a 501(c)(3) human services organization that has provided
services to residents of Wayne County for over sixty-five years. A CARF accredited organization,
AWBS provides an extensive range of evidence-based services for children, adults, seniors &
families. We provide a variety of therapeutic, prevention, and vocational experiences. We are committed to helping people by offering them quality health and human services. At All Well-Being Services (AWBS), we are committed to improving the lives of the people we serve.
JVS Human Services
Southfield, MI 48076
Phone: 248-559-5000 TTY: 248-559-5145
JVS senior services help older adults remain connected to their community through volunteer opportunities, specialized programs and stimulating activities that help them remain active and engaged.
This unique program provides memory-enhancing tips and techniques to help individuals who are just beginning to experience mild memory problems. In a group setting, participants engage
in memory exercises, participate in field trips and learn what works best to boost their memory.
Just like you need to exercise regularly to keep your body in shape, your brain also requires a workout to reach its peak performance. Mind University is a joint initiative of JVS Human Services
and Jewish Family Service that helps individuals keep their brain healthy.
Classes and resources offered include:
- Mind Aerobics cognitive training classes
- Health and wellness workshops
- Family consultations and support to address driver
- Cessation, caregiver issues and other concerns
Day Program for Families Touched by Dementia:
The Dorothy and Peter Brown Jewish Community Adult Day Program is a nonsectarian
program dedicated to supporting people living with dementia and their family care partners.
5725 Walnut Lake
W. Bloomfield, MI 48323
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
Give yourself a respite in a supportive environment. Join facilitator, Jodie Jacobs, LMSW,
with a private practice in West Bloomfield. Sharing one’s experience within a group setting
enables caregivers to recognize the commonality of their experience while also defining the uniqueness of their situation. The group is led by a trained professional who offers confid-
entiality, warmth and a place to come and share.
HANNAN CENTER / The Next Shift Program
Phone: 313-833-1300 #40
Innovative and holistic programming designed for family caregivers that looks at the whole
person. A Family Support Coordinator will meet with you to develop a personalized plan that
fits what you need. Areas of assistance might include:
- Connecting to community resources (legal and financial services, transportation, in-
- home care, housing options)
- Healthy outlets for relieving caregiver stress and finding time for you
- Long-term care planning to ensure the best outcome for your care recipient
- Education about your care recipient’s condition and needs
- Grief and loss counseling
Next Shift also offers creative and interesting classes and workshops designed to
meet family caregiver’s needs, at a time that is right for you.
- Offerings on weekends, evenings & online
- Classes for the whole body–creativity, social connections, education and lifelong
Neighborhood Legal Services
Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan (NLSM) offers one-of-a-kind services to promote health safety and self-sufficiency. We are a regional business and non-profit collaborative coordinating
SE MI community and pro-bono partnerships for advocacy, education, and resources of human survival. Abused and homeless individuals, children, seniors and those with life-challenging illness can sometimes qualify to receive services free of charge:
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite 301
Detroit, MI 48202
Housing Advocacy – Out Wayne County
Taylor, MI 48180
Children’s Justice & Education
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite #301
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-874-5820 #2230
Free Legal Aid Clinic
5425 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Legal Advocacy / HIV-AIDS Victims
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite #310
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-874-5820 #2224
Elder Law Center
Redford, MI 48239
AREA AGENCY ON AGING SITES
The Senior Alliance Area Agency on Aging 1-C
Wayne, MI 48184
Phone: 734-722-2830 800-815-1112 Toll-Free
Some of the services provided are:
- Case Coordination & Support
- Friendly Reassurance program
- Hearing Impaired Services
- Homemaker & Personal Care Services
- Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP)
- National Family Caregiver Support Program
- Caregiver Training, Support Groups
- The Regional Caregiver Support Focal Point
- Outreach (assist isolated older persons)
- Senior Alliance Holiday Meals
- Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Senior Alliance, Area Agency on Aging 1-C, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency established in
1980 and designated as the Area Agency on Aging for the 34 communities of Southern and
Western Wayne County in Michigan.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging
1333 Brewery Park Blvd. Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48207-4544
- Disease Prevention/Health Promotion
- Assistance to the Hearing and Deaf
- Kinship Care (Grandparents Raising Grandchildren)
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Advocacy Services
- Respite Care (In and Out-Of-Home)
- SeniorNet Computer Learning Centers
- Services to the Visually Impaired
- Other Services for Older Adults and the Disabled (18+)
We serve older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers residing in Detroit, the five Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Highland Park.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
29100 Northwestern Hwy. Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
We are part of a national network of Area Agencies on Aging and a leader in aging services
in a six-county region that includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and
Washtenaw counties. Offers a wide variety of services similar to those above!
If you are a family caregiver who is in need of an extended break, the Area Agency on Aging
1-B's Out-Of-Home Respite Program may be able to help! It can provide for up to 2 weeks of
no-cost care at Memory Lane in Ypsilanti. It can help caregivers who need to travel out of town,
will be off their feet for a medical procedure, or just need some time away. It's open to care-
givers who are caring for someone 60 or older and either the caregiver or person they are
caring for must be a Washtenaw County Resident. To see if you might be eligible, call the
AAA 1-B Resource Center at 800-852-7795
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
102 N. Main
Brooklyn, MI 48230
Covers Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties. Offers a wide variety of services similar
to those above!
OTHER SENIOR SERVICES:
Catholic Social Services
9851 Hamilton Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Garrison Place Office Bldg.
19855 W. Outer Dr. Suite 207E
Dearborn, MI 48124
Foster grandparents, Senior Companion Program, Older Adult Services provides counseling
services to older adults (60+) and their families and caregivers. In-home counseling, information, referral and advocacy services are offered.
The Information Center
Taylor, MI 48180
Project Care Choices (often referred to as the Medicaid Waiver Program), is designed to assist
the frail elderly and disabled who want to remain at home, but may be having a difficult time
obtaining the resources and services that would allow them to do so. The goal of Project Care Choices is to offer alternatives to nursing home care County. In addition, there are medical &
financial requirements. Generally, those with multiple medical needs and little family support
and finances will qualify. Participants will be asked to contribute toward the program based on
their ability to pay. If services are needed, they will recommend selected resources to insure that services are affordable. In addition, services may be covered by your health insurance or by Project Care Choices if no other payment options are available.
- Emergency Response Systems
- Environmental Modifications
- Medical Equipment and Supplies
Monroe County Opportunity Program (M.C.O.P.)
Monroe, MI 48161
Assistance for the following daily tasks are available for qualified Monroe County seniors,
60 + years of age, and disabled residents:
- Respite care available for family caregivers
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
CSSW Main Building:
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
VCR matches volunteers trained to provide respite assistance to individuals or families who
are caring full-time for a home-bound adult age 60 or older. Volunteers visit with a frail senior
for 2-4 hours per week to provide non-medical support, companionship, and socialization—
giving caregivers a much-needed break Activities may include taking a walk, playing cards,
working puzzles, watching TV or movies, or just reminiscing. This program is open to qualif- ying families in Washtenaw County. There is no cost to participate.
Have some spare time? VOLUNTEER with us! Are you looking for a meaningful and fulfilling
way to share your time and talents? We’d love to hear from you.
To learn more about VCR, call 734-971-9781 and press "8" for Senior Services, or email email@example.com.
Washtenaw Family Caregiver Network
Offers a wide variety of help in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging!