THE ELDERCARE LOCATOR

A WAY TO FIND COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS
1-800-677-1116


The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Association of State Units on Aging


YOUR FIRST STEP TO FIND RESOURCES THAT HELP OLDER PEOPLE

It doesn't matter if you live in the same city or across the country...locating help for an older family member or friend is easier than ever before with the Eldercare Locator.

The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide, directory assistance service designed to help older persons and caregivers locate local support resources for aging Americans.


Anyone can call the Eldercare Locator on the toll-free number, 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eastern Time. Please have the following information ready:

  1. COUNTY AND CITY NAME or ZIPCODE
    This will help us to identify the information resource nearest to the person requiring assistance.
  2. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM
    If you are unsure about what kind of service is best for your situation, do not worry. Our highly trained staff can direct you to a source that can answer your questions.

Whether you have an immediate need or you want information for long term planning, you can turn to the Eldercare Locator. Established in 1991, the service links you with the information and referral networks of state and local area agencies on aging.

TYPICAL QUESTIONS FROM ELDERCARE LOCATOR CALLERS

HELPING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OLDER ADULTS

The Eldercare Locator can put you in touch with state and local information that enables older persons to find help to remain independent in their own homes. It can also help caregivers find ways to get a well-deserved break.

When you call the Eldercare Locator, you will talk to a friendly. trained professional who has access to an extensive list of information and referral services that lend support to seniors.

You will get information on how to locate a wide variety of services like meals, home care transportation, housing alternative, home repair, recreation, social activities, legal and other community services.

The Eldercare Locator will provide you with the names and phone numbers of organizations within a desired location, anywhere in the country.

1-800-677-1116

Note: The Eldercare Locator database is not currently searchable via the web due to ongoing updating. We hope to have it available again in the future.

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Hypertext conversion by Saadia Greenberg, last updated December 11, 1997