Information & Assistance Specialists




Information & Assistance Specialists offer almost the same service as Caregiver Specialists except that they do not focus specifically on caregiver issues. Either type of specialist can help you to connect with available community resources.

They will:

  • help assess your family needs and evaluate what is needed;
  • figure out what local, regional, national, or other services or programs are available to help;
  • determine if your situation fits any criteria to access the service or program;
  • help you get connected, if desired;
  • help you coordinate services and options; and
  • work with you if you encounter any issues or have any concerns.

They are a great resource. Services are typically free of charge.

Locate a local Information & Referral Specialist or Caregiver Specialist through your state aging agency or Area Agency on Aging.


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