Life Options, a program of Medical Education Institute, Inc.

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Toll-Free Helpline:
800-468-7777

Call for answers to your questions about kidney function, dialysis, keeping a job, Medicare, exercise, and more. With support from Sanofi Renal.

Caregivers

  • A Place For Mom - helps seniors and families make informed decisions, save time, and feel less alone as they search for senior housing and senior care
  • Caring.com - a free service to help families find senior care through every step of the way. Features consumer reviews of elder care providers
  • Administration on Aging - links to local, state, and national resources to help elders and caregivers (not kidney-specific)
  • Assisted Living Directory - lists numerous facilities and other senior care options organized by state, then by city
  • The Caregiver's Manual - read online or download free; based on over 13 years experience as a primary caregiver
  • Eldercare Locator - find services for seniors, and caregiver resources (not kidney-specific)
  • Today's Caregiver Magazine - on-line magazine covers topics of interest, shares tips, and provides resources for caregivers
  • ESRD Spouse Support Group - join support group for spouses of people with kidney failure
  • Family Caregiver Alliance - nonprofit community organization established to help families and friends who provide care at home (not kidney-specific)
  • Full Circle of Care - links to resources to help caregivers, including practical, financial, legal, emotional, and more (not kidney-specific)
  • National Caregiver Support Program - resources to help caregivers provided by the Administration on Aging
  • National Family Caregivers Association - resources and advocacy across all diseases and disabilities, including "Caregiving Tips"
  • New Life, New Hope: A Booklet for Families and Friends of Renal Patients - Life Options booklet helps patients, family and friends understand and cope with kidney disease and treatment
  • Parents Helping Parents - organization helps parents with special-needs children
  • SeniorLiving.org - a free resource for those looking for all types of senior care options: Hospice, home care, respite care, Alzheimer's care, assisted living, independent living, nursing homes and hospitals
  • Senior Living Map - With 32,146 listings, Senior Living Map is a free, comprehensive map-based senior and assisted living search engine created with contributions from the many organizations