Eldercare Locator a valuable tool for families

An estimated 43.5 million caregivers provide care to a family member or friend age 50 or older.

If you are looking for services to assist an older loved one or caregiving information for yourself, the Eldercare Locator can help.

The Eldercare Locator is a free service that connects you to information about lo-cal resources and services, including meal delivery, transportation and financial assistance.

You can also get information on support groups and other services that offer caregivers a break from daily caregiving responsibilities.

The Eldercare Locator also features brochures on such topics for older adults as housing options, transportation, managing medicines and preventing falls in the home.

Call the Eldercare Locator at (800) 677-1116 or visit

to learn about resources.

The Eldercare Locator is a free public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. It is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.