Caregiver 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 and websites you can trust to help with caregiver needs:

AARP Fraud Watch Network
Fully updated national fraud resource and information website. Includes a scam-tracking map and educational podcasts.
Helpline at (877)-908-3360 if you suspect fraud.
National Adult Protective Services
Investigates abuse, neglect and exploitation in older adults
(202) 370-6292
Family Caregiver Alliance
National nonprofit to serve the needs of those caring for a friend or relative with serious cognitive impairment.
(800) 445-8106
Services are New York based, but most educational information applies nationwide.
24 Hour Helpline (646) 744-2900
Info & advice by American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation
(800) 563-4916
Caregiver Action Network
The nation's leading family caregiver association providing education, peer support and resources.
(202) 454-3970
A Caregiver's Guide for Family and Loved Ones
Nursing experts answer common questions people ask about becoming caregivers for their loved ones. Includes expert resources that offer specialist support.
Senior Scam Alert
U.S. Dept of Justice Report Incidents
(855) 484-2846
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
Eldercare Locator
National Directory of Services
(800) 677-1116
Additional Resources
Other websites and online tools that focus on adult caregiving
For families and professionals

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Fraud Alerts

Be aware of the latest scams targeting older adults so you can warn vulnerable persons in your care:

Sign up to see the latest scams identified by the Federal Trade Commission: FTC Scam Alert Page

Consumer Protection:  Are you a consumer who’s been taken advantage of? Would you like a professional to investigate your case? Visit The Fearless Consumer to lodge your complaint and read eye-opening cases from investigative reporter and consumer advocate Barbara Nordin.

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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 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 financial challenges.

If you are a fraud victim or the 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 SAFE web page for more information.

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