CAREGIVER SUPPORT & RESOURCES
NOTE!
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)
Phone: 517-373-1110
Website: www.michigan.gov/ag

Well Spouse Association
63 West Main    Suite H
Freehold, NJ  07728
Phone:  732-577-8899                                                
Website: https://wellspouse.org                                               
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 
Arlington,VA  22202  
Phone: 571-527-3900
Website: https://www.ncoa.org                                            

National Council on Aging Benefits CheckUp Site                                                                                  Website: www.benefitscheckup.org
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)               
Phone: 800-803-7174 
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/difs
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 
price!!                                                              

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging    
P.O. Box 30676
Lansing, MI  48909-8176                                
Phone: 517-373-8230                                     
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/osa

National Alliance for Caregiving  
Phone: 301-718-8444       
Website: https://www.caregiving.org
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                          
Phone: 800-896-3650                                     
Website: www.thefamilycaregiver.org                                                          

The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation
9903 Santa Monica Blvd.  Suite 180
Beverly Hills, CA  90212
Phone: 1-888-OK-LEEZA  (888-655-3392)
Email: info@leezascareconnection.org
Website: https://leezascareconnection.org
&
Columbia, SC Center
201 St. Andrews 
Columbia, SC  29210
Phone: 803-888-7525
​&
Burbank, CA Center
501 S. Buena Vista Blvd. South Tower
Burbank, CA  91505
Phone: 818-847-3686
​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 
Phone: 229-928-1234
Website:  www.rosalynncarter.org
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 
Phone: 800-882-5764
Website: https://alsofmichigan.org
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
Website: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MIG
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
Website: https://www.parkinsonsmi.org
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 
care possible.  

Easter Seals-Michigan
2399 E. Walton Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI  48326
Phone: 248-475-6400    800-75-SEALS Toll-Free
Website: https://www.easterseals.com/michigan
Offers a wide variety of services!

Alzheimer's Association
Home Office
225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 
Chicago, IL  60601        
Phone: 800-272-3900  24/7
Website: https://www.alz.org/gmc
The Alzheimer's Association is here to help Persons with Alzheimer's disease and related 
dementias and their caregivers.  
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                                                                              
Administrative Offices:
1423 Field 
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-924-7860    
Caregiver Support Groups: 734-629-5004
&
All Well Care Clinic 
1413 Field
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-924-7860
Website: https://awbs.org
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     
29699 Southfield 
Southfield, MI  48076
Phone: 248-559-5000  TTY: 248-559-5145
Website: https://www.jvshumanservices.org
Seniors:
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.
Memory Club:
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. 
Contact rberman@jvshumanservices.org or 248-233-4247.
Mind University:
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:
If you are interested in classes, dates and times please contact Yona Kahn at 248-233-4431 or ykahn@jvshumanservices.org.
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.

Temple Israel                                
5725 Walnut Lake 
W. Bloomfield, MI  48323
Phone: 248-661-5700
Website: https://www.temple-israel.org
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
Email: alepkowski@hannan.org
Website: www.nextshiftdetroit.com 
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:
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.


LEGAL RESOURCES:

Neighborhood  Legal Services 
Website: https://nlsmichigan.org
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:
Housing Advocacy
7310 Woodward Ave.  Suite 301
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-964-1975
&
Housing Advocacy – Out Wayne County
8900 Pardee 
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 313-316-5356
&
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
Phone: 313-833-0058
&
Legal Advocacy / HIV-AIDS Victims
7310 Woodward Ave. Suite #310
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-874-5820  #2224
&
Elder Law Center
12121 Hemingway
Redford, MI  48239
Phone:  313-937-8291

PLEASE SEE THE LEGAL  RESOURCES  WEBPAGE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR EVEN 
MORE RESOURCES!


AREA AGENCY ON AGING SITES

The Senior Alliance Area Agency on Aging 1-C         
5454 Venoy 
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone:  734-722-2830    800-815-1112 Toll-Free
Emailinfo@tsalink.org
Websitehttps://thesenioralliance.org
Some of the services provided are:
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
Phone: 313-446-4444
Website: https://www.detroitseniorsolution.org
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
Phone: 800-852-7795
​Website: https://aaa1b.org/about-us
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
Phone: 800-335-7881
Email: Info@R2AAA.net
Website: www.r2aaa.net
Covers Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties. Offers a wide variety of services similar 
to those above!


OTHER SENIOR SERVICES: 

Catholic Social Services
Main Office:
9851 Hamilton Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
&
Dearborn Office:
Garrison Place Office Bldg.
19855 W. Outer Dr.  Suite 207E
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone: 313-792-9286
Email:  csswc@csswayne.org
Website: www.csswayne.org
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
20400 Superior   
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 734-282-7171
Website: http://www.theinfocenter.info
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.

Monroe County Opportunity Program (M.C.O.P.)
1140 S.Telegraph 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-2775
Website: https://monroecountyop.org/home-care-services.html
Assistance for the following daily tasks are available for qualified Monroe County seniors, 
60 + years of age, and disabled residents:

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
CSSW Main Building:
4925 Packard
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-971-9781
Website:  https://csswashtenaw.org/seniors/volunteer-caregiver-respite
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.
Contact Us:
To learn more about VCR, call 734-971-9781 and press "8" for Senior Services, or email fkhan@csswashtenaw.org.

Washtenaw Family Caregiver Network 
​Phone: 844-734-2273
Website: http://www.washtenawcaregiver.org 
Offers a wide variety of help in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging!


















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Some government resources are available for lower-income families.  
In about one-third of states, people who are eligible to receive in-home services under Medicaid can direct their own care and may have the 
option to hire family members to provide assistance.  

The remaining states may have programs of their own.  In some communities across the U.S., 
veterans who are at-risk of 
nursing-home placement can 
enroll in the Veteran-Directed 
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Services Program, which allows veterans to manage their own 
care, including hiring and paying 
their own caregivers.  

To find out if these programs 
are available in your community, contact the Eldercare Locator 
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Index.aspx
This site, run by the U.S. Administration on Aging-can steer 
you to adult day programs, financial and legal assistance, housing options, in-home services and more! 

For more ideas, take a look 
at AARP's Caregiving Resource Center at 
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Family Care Navigator
Website: www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator 
For more locator assistance, this 
state-by-state listing of safety-net services is operated by the Family Caregiver Alliance, a research and advocacy organization for family caregivers. Listings include prog-
rams and services within public, private and nonprofit sectors. 


Your Local Area Agency on Aging
Website: www.n4a.org 
These government-funded agencies-623 across the country-help you connect to specific programs where you live, such as respite care, support groups, education and training, and emergency assistance. See list of 
local agencies below! 












This page was last updated: June 1, 2021
VETERANS:

Veterans who have served during wartime (V.A. eligible) are entitled 
to FREE respite care each year!

If the Veteran is at home, they are entitled of up to 30 HOURS  a year which may be taken in any incre-
ments during that calendar year.

If the Veteran is in a nursing home, 
they are entitled to 30 DAYS each year.  

To apply call 734-769-7100.  If you 
do not have a copy of your discharge papers, they can be obtained at www.va.gov in 7 to 10 days.  

The National Veteran Caregiver Support Line is 1-855-260-3274.  
The VA Caregiver Website is 
https://www.caregiver.va.gov