The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service to help families and friends find information about community services for older people anywhere in the United States and its territories.
This is a referral service which links callers to an information and referral agency serving a state or community. Information and referral links people in need with the appropriate services to meet the need.
The Eldercare Locator can connect callers to information sources for such services as home delivered meals, transportation, legal advice, adult day care, home health services, housing options, and much more.
The toll-free Eldercare Locator number is 1-800-677-1116.The line is staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also log onto their web site at www.eldercare.gov.
Information is available in 150 languages.
While the call to the Eldercare Locator service is free, the subsequent call to the information and referral service in another state may not be free.
For information on local agencies providing care management or assessment programs, please see Case Management and/or Geriatric Assessment sections in this edition of the Pocket Manual.