Whom can a caregiver call with a caregiving or health-related question?

If you or someone with you is in danger, suicidal or is having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 asap!

I have collected some phone numbers for Hotlines, Helplines and website links that provide information on several topics, such as stroke, heart attack signs or elder abuse.

Right now, in a non-emergency your best bet is to:

  • call your caree’s doctor’s office and speak to a nurse
  • if a nurse is not immediately available, leave a message and call the numbers below
  • Google the topic or visit the website of the organizations that focus on the condition you are looking for
  • Disease & Condition Organizations at CaregivingCafe has lots of links with information, including some on proper care and support


MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

WARNING SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK, STROKE OR CARDIAC ARREST:

CALL 9-1-1 IF SIGNS ARE PRESENT!

 

CPR in 1 minutecall 9-1-1 first!

CPR First Aid Instructions

 

Poison Control Centers  1-800-222-1222

 

 

CRISIS HOTLINES

NATIONAL CRISIS HOTLINE    1-800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line   1-800-273-8255  Press 1

National Sexual Assault Hotline    1-800-656-HOPE

National Suicide Prevention Hotline    1-800-SUICIDE  1-800-273-TALK

The Center to Prevent Youth Violence   1-866-SPEAK UP

National Domestic Violence Hotline  1-800-799-SAFE   [1-800-799-7233]

State Directory of Helplines, Hotlines, and Elder Abuse Prevention Resources

 

 

CAREGIVING INFORMATION & HELPLINES

Caregiving Resources

Caregiver.com  1-800-829-2734

CaregivingHelp.org    773-508-1000

National Family Caregivers Association  (NFCA)   1-800-896-3650

Family Caregiver Alliance  (FCA)    1-800-445-8106

Services for Family Caregivers – lots of hotlines!

Veterans Affairs (VA)National Caregiver Support    1-855-260-3274

Alzheirmer’s Foundation of America   1-866-232-8484

Alzheimer’s Association   1-800-272-3900

Cancer Care  1-800-813-HOPE    [1-800-813-4673]

American Diabetes Association   1-800-DIABETES   [1-800-342-2383]

Easter Seals  1-800-221-6827

Kidney Helpline: NKF Cares  1-855-653-2273

Lung Helpline  1-800-LUNGUSA   [1-800-586-4872]

Mended Hearts  1-888-HEARTS99   [1-888-432-7899]

American Heart Association   1-877-AHA-4-CPR   [1-877-242-4277]

American Stroke Association

Stroke Family Warmline: information & support    1-888-4-STROKE   [1-888-478-7653]

State Directory of Helplines, Hotlines, and Elder Abuse Prevention Resources

ElderCare Locator (report elder abuse)  1-800-677-1116

Elder abuse information

Children of Aging Parents  1-800-227-7294

Hospice Foundation of America    1-800-854-3402

National Hospice & Palliative Care    1-800-658-8898  1-877-658-8896  (multi-language)