section, you’ll find links to resources and other forms of support for chronic health conditions and
disabilities. You’ll also find caregiving resources.
Living with Disabilities and Chronic and Mental Health Conditions
- Alzheimer’s Association is a health organization
that offers Alzheimer's care, support and research.
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers support,
services and education to patients, families and
by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. It also funds research for better treatment and a cure.
- BrightFocus Foundation supports research
and teaches people about Alzheimer’s disease, glaucoma and
- CaringKind offers many types of
services and programs to people with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and their caregivers/care
- Dementia Action Alliance seeks to advocate and
teach about dementia through education, empowerment and support.
- Indiana Alzheimer’s
Disease Research Center works with local and national organizations to educate patients and
caregivers/care partners about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Family Heart Foundation offers research, support and education to better spot signs of and care for familial hypercholesterolemia and elevated
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health. It supports research on the
prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood disorders.
Coronary heart disease
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- American Lung Association seeks to make lung health better and stop lung disease through education, support and research.
- Chest Foundation seeks to make lung health better through facts, patient empowerment and research. It’s linked to the American College of
- COPD Foundation seeks to stop COPD, bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease. It seeks cures while teaching
and supporting those changed by these conditions.
Early-stage breast cancer
Fast-growing prostate cancer
- American Cancer Society seeks to eliminate cancer through research, sharing expert facts, patient support and raising awareness of prevention.
- CancerCare offers programs, services and resources to people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and people who are grieving.
- Prostate Cancer Foundation supports research to make the prevention, detection and treatment of prostate cancer better.
- Zero supports cancer research and seeks to improve lives of men with cancer and their families.
Spinal stenosis of the lower back
Living with Disabilities
ALS Association supports amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and helps people with ALS through a network of chapters. The
association also coordinates multidisciplinary care.
Brain Injury Association of America seeks to make the lives of those affected by brain injuries better.
Epilepsy Foundation offers community services, public education and seizure first aid training. The foundation supports patients on a federal and advocacy level. It also funds new treatments and therapies.
Muscular Dystrophy Association seeks to make the lives of people with muscular dystrophy better through research, care and support.
YAI (formerly the Young Adult Institute) offers services to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Administration for Community Living offers a list of supports to help older adults and their caregivers find care and services.
USAGov offers facts on supportive services and how to find help for costs and disability benefits.
- Health Coverage:
- The US Department of Health & Human Services offers a web page about federal health coverage for older adults
- The Center for Medicare
Advocacy helps older adults and people with disabilities access Medicare
- The Medicare Rights
Center offers Medicare information and counseling.
- The National Council on Aging
(NCOA) seeks to help make the lives of older adults better. Its website
offers tools for
older adults like:
- The AgeWellPlanner: Offers support, tools and expert
- The BenefitsCheckUp:
Connects you to benefit
programs in your area.
- The Eldercare Locator: Offers facts on health
coverage, home and community-based services, housing and transportation.
- NCOA also offers a section for older adults with articles on many
- Benefits.Gov is a
government resource that will help you find healthcare, medical and financial
- Dental Coverage
- Dental Lifeline
Network offers dental care and education to low-income people, people
aged 65 and older, and people
Mental and Behavioral Health Resources
Caregiving Support and Services
- Mental Health America seeks to help people living with mental illness and supports overall mental health for all. It offers information about
caregiving basics, how to cope with caregiver stress, crisis planning and more.
- The Caregiver Action
Network offers a
Toolbox to help caregivers deal with depression, find respite care and manage different aspects of caregiving. It also offers
education, peer support and resources to family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions, disabilities, diseases and
- Family Caregiver Alliance
offers different services, education programs and support to caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive
impairments, such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
- Community Resource
Finder is a resource created by AARP
(formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) and
the Alzheimer’s Association. It lists Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, community programs, medical services and long-term care options in your area
- The Family Caregiving section of the AARP website offers facts and resources that can help caregivers use the healthcare system
- The National Family Caregiver Support Program is offered by the Administration for Community Living. It gives grants to states and territories to fund supports that help family and informal caregivers care for older adults
in their homes for as long as possible.
- The Eldercare Workforce
Alliance offers information and resources to caregivers and older adults to help them locate providers with gerontology and
geriatric training and other services.
- The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation offers educational
materials for older adults and
caregivers/care partners on age-related conditions. The foundation also offers
information and tools that can help you
find geriatrics healthcare professionals in your area.
- The Aging Network is a national network of federal, state and local agencies that plan
and provide the services older
patients need to remain in their homes or communities. The Aging Network includes: