Caregivers Resources

Caregiving duties can overwhelm even the most well-intentioned relative or friend. The organizations, workshops and resources below are reliable, accurate and trustworthy. Use them with peace of mind that they have the best interests of you and the person you care for at heart.

Want to report a scam so others won’t be fooled? Contact the Federal Trade Commission.

Helpful Organizations

Groups you can trust to help with caregiver needs:

Caregiver Action Network
(202) 454-3970
Family Caregiver Alliance
(800) 445-8106
The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving
24 Hour Helpline (646) 744-2900
Senior Scam Alert
U.S. Dept of Justice Report Incidents
(855) 484-2846
Info and advice by the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation
(800) 563-4916
National Alliance for Caregiving
Research and programs to increase awareness of family caregiving issues
(301) 718-844
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Oversees fair practices at banks, lenders, and other financial companies
(855) 411-2372
National Adult Protective Services
Investigates abuse, neglect and exploitation in older adults
(202) 370-6292
Eldercare Locator
National Directory of Services
(800) 677-1116

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Fraud Alerts

Be aware of the latest scams targeting older adults so you can warn vulnerable persons in your care and prevent them. A few scams that are currently popular:

Learn more about the myriad scams targeting older adults. Sign up for scam updates identified by the Federal Trade Commission. Visit the FTC’s scam alert page

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Need a Professional Evaluation?

If you are concerned about the financial decision-making of an older adult in your care, consider asking your physician, social worker or financial advisor to conduct an assessment. provides three free interview and assessment tools professionals can use to determine the financial decision-making abilities of older adults. A quick training is required before administering the online assessments. Trainings, certification and assessments are free.

Use this sample letter to ask your trusted profressionals to administer the tool to screen the older adult in your care. It explains Older Adult Nest Egg’s evidence-based, financial decision-making evaluations and why they are an excellent choice for determining financial capacity.

News & Recommended Reading

Explore topics of special interest to caregivers. From how to prevent the latest scams and frauds to thoughtfully manage the many responsibilities of caregiving, these quality resources can help.

Free Education & Counseling

Successful Aging thru Financial Empowerment (SAFE) is a free program serving older adults and caregivers across 10 countries in southeast Michigan. Older Adults Nest Egg partners with SAFE to provide educational workshops for caregivers on how to manage finances, spot and prevent scams and handle other challenges.

If you are a fraud victim or caregiver of a victim, and you live in southeast Michigan, SAFE counselors can help. One-on-one sessions will help you file police reports, restore identity and recover funds. Contact SAFE Director LaToya Hall at 313-664-2608 to learn more or to set up an appointment.

Find SAFE’s Michigan workshops on our Facebook page or visit the S.A.F.E. web page for more information.

How to Spot a Debt Collection Scam (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)