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About the DatabaseThe Eldercare Locator, public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. The Eldercare Locator is designed to help older adults and their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Established in 1991, the Eldercare Locator links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether an older person needs help with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.

The Eldercare Locator is administered in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Association of State Units on Aging.

Call the Eldercare Locator

Call the Eldercare Locator toll-free at 1-800-677-1116. Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (ET).

For calls after normal hours of operation:
After hours, a message recorder is available for the caller to leave a name and a telephone number. Calls will be returned the next business day.

For TDD/TTY Service:
Access your local relay service or dial “711” for your relay operator. Instruct the Relay Operator to connect you to the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.

For non-English or Limited English Speakers:
Full language line service for 150 languages is available when you call the Eldercare Locator.

From Outside the United States:
Dial Spherix at 1-301-419-3900. When the operator answers - ask for the Eldercare Locator line.

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Last Updated: 07/06/2005

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