Caregiver Resources


Caregiving duties can overwhelm even the most well-intentioned relative or friend. These are caregiver resources to help older adults manage money.  Organizations and workshops listed here 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. And remember to take the Family & Friends Questionnaire whenever you have concerns about the financial decisions of someone in your care.

Want to report a scam so others won’t be fooled? Contact the Federal Trade Commission.  Tech support scams are becoming more prevalent. Learn what they are and how to avoid them HERE.

Helpful Organizations

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

Understanding Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care Coverage
Learn about all the available benefits, coverage, costs, and most importantly strategies to get access to financial support.
Visit the website to "Ask the Expert"
Find Help Organization. Free referrals to resources caregivers need.
Search by location and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help.:
All online
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
Retire Guide for Caregivers
RetireGuide is a free web resource dedicated with an easy-to-understand guides. "What is Medicare?" for caregivers highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment, plus frequently asked questions. It helps Caregivers navigate the potentially complicated enrollment process and provide the best care possible.
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
Gracefully Greying: Info & Resources for 50+
Help with legal, financial, health, life stages, career and other issues.
Subscribe to free newsletter.
Family Caregiver Alliance
National nonprofit to serve the needs of those caring for a friend or relative with serious cognitive impairment.
(800) 445-8106
Nursing Home Abuse Justice
As many as 1 in 3 senior residents have been victims of nursing home abuse. We educate seniors and caregivers to stop the cycle of older adult abuse..
Info & advice by American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation
(800) 563-4916
Eldercare Locator
National Directory of Services
(800) 677-1116
Protecting Older Adults from Fraud (AT&T Guide)
How older adults are targeted by various forms of fraud and a guide for avoiding online scams.
Dial 611 and ask for AT&T Fraud Department
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
Caregiver Action Network
The nation's leading family caregiver association providing education, peer support and resources.
(202) 454-3970
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 professionals 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)