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  • DC Office on Aging Helpful Links

  • DC Office on Aging Lead Agencies - The Office on Aging funds comprehensive service-delivery organizations as focal points in the community and designates them “Lead Agencies.” These agencies plan and deliver direct services to the District’s elderly residents and their caregivers. Each ward has one or more Lead Agencies that provide services to seniors in the ward. Click on the ward tab where you live for information about the Lead Agency that serves you.

  • The National Alliance for Caregiving is dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

  • The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) exists to support family caregivers and to speak out publicly for caregivers' needs. NFCA espouses a philosophy of self-advocacy and self-care that is predicated on the belief that caregivers who choose to take charge of their lives, and see caregiving as but one of its facets, are in a position to be happier and healthier individuals.

  • Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator, a nationwide toll-free service, has helped older adults and their caregivers find local services for seniors. The service allows consumers to easily link to the information and referral (I&R) services of their state and area agencies on aging. These I&R programs can help you identify appropriate services in the area where you or your family member resides.

  • The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act. The AoA Caregiver Resource Room is where families, caregivers, and professionals can find information about The National Family Caregiver Support Program.

  • Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home. The Alliance provides specialized information on Alzheimer's disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, ALS and other disorders and long-term care concerns.

  • The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the 25 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form the National Institute on Aging to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people.
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