Local Resources for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter: Helpline - 1-800.272.3900 or Email - Support is available in 140 languages 24 hours a day, year round via the helpline. This organization also provides monthly Caregiver Support Groups in English and Spanish, locally-based and online Dementia Care Training, telephone-based Dementia Care Coaching, an online Caregiver Stress Check, and a Community Resource List with information on care facilities and Elder Law. 

Cleveland Public Library Homebound Services: 216.623.7005 - Library materials can be delivered directly to homes by mail. Homebound Service is free to residents of the City of Cleveland unable to visit the library due to age or disability (short-term or long-term.). Registration is required. 

Consortium Against Adult Abuse: 216.420.6700 - Advocates for Cleveland seniors to combat elder abuse and neglect. 

Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services: 216.420.6750 - The mission of the Division of Senior and Adult Services is to empower seniors and adults with disabilities to age successfully by providing resources and support that preserve their independence. 

Cuyahoga County Public Library Library2You Program: 216.749.9307 – This is a free mail delivery service for homebound Cuyahoga County residents including frail adults and physically, visually, and/or mentally impaired individuals, whether the need is temporary or permanent. Applications can be requested at the number above or can be made online. 

Greater Cleveland Food Bank: 216.738.2265 - The Food Bank, through its partner agencies, provides nutritious meals to residents who are food insecure and helps sign up people for the SNAP program. 

Hospice of Western Reserve: 216.383.2222 - A non-profit organization providing compassionate end-of-life care for the seriously ill, support for loved ones and comfort for the bereaved. Care can be provided in-home or in a facility. 

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland: 216.687.1900 - Provides legal assistance for those who are low income and vulnerable, like advanced care directives (future medical care instructions) and living wills (care directives for terminal illness).  

National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland (NAMI): 216.875.7776 –NAMI connects caregivers and those affected by mental illness to mental health education and resources at no charge. 

Ohio Hospital Association Advanced Directives Form:  A health care power of attorney living will declaration with a checklist. 

Ohio Department of Aging: 800.266.4346 - Links and information on support for caregivers in Ohio. 

Rose Centers for Aging Well: 216.791.8000 - Collective effort of the Golden Age Centers of Greater Cleveland and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging designed to enable seniors to maintain social and educational connections in their lives and offers many caregiver tips.

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging: 216.586.3441 – This organization offers free services for caregivers including support groups, phone consultation and coaching, respite, and even financial support.