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Family Caregiver Resources for Texas


En español | Caregiving may be one of the most important, and challenging, roles you’ll ever take on. No matter where you are in your caregiving journey — starting to plan; taking care of a family member in your home, in a facility, or from a distance; or managing end-of-life caregiving responsibilities — having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier.

AARP developed this family caregiver guide with you, the caregiver, in mind and as a starting point to help you find the services and support you might need throughout your journey.

To order a print copy of this online guide, call the toll-free AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line at 877-333-5885 and indicate which state(s) you would like to receive. A copy will be mailed to you.

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General Resources

  • Supporting Family Caregivers in Your State
    • AARP has a website dedicated to providing you with information about how we’re advocating for caregivers in your state.
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) (800-252-9240)
    • The agency serves all Texas counties and offers meal help, benefits counseling, care coordination, legal advice, caregiver support and advocacy to older adults and long-term care residents.
  • Adult Protective Services (512-438-4800 | Texas Abuse Hotline: 800-252-5400)
    • The agency provides information about and investigates the financial exploitation of older Texans, as well as allegations of elder abuse or neglect.

Health Resources

  • Health and Human Services Commission (855-937-2372 toll-free)
    • The commission designs and manages resources for older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. It also operates the state’s Medicaid program and offers information related to federal and state support program eligibility.
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman (800-252-2412)
    • Ombudsmen advocate for residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities, helping Texans find facilities near them, access quality care and file complaints.
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Home- and Community-Based Resources

Financial Resources

Legal Resources

Housing Resources

  • Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (877-541-7905 toll-free 877-399-8939 toll-free)
    • The program provides financial and utility payment assistance to low-income residents who are unable to pay their bills.
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Workplace/Employer Resources

Specific Audience Resources

  • AARP Caregiving Guides
    • AARP offers free caregiving guides for specific audiences, including guides for military families and LGBT individuals. The guides, also offered in Spanish and Chinese, are designed to help develop and implement a caregiving plan.
  • Texas Veterans Commission (512-463-6564 | 800-252-8387)
    • The commission advocates for and offers legal, employment, health and social services and programs aimed at supporting Texas veterans and their loved ones.

Care for Caregivers

  • Community Connections
    • AARP Community Connections is a new website that offers steps to get or give help. You can organize online mutual aid groups to stay connected, share ideas and support those in need.
  • Create the Good
    • Create the Good connects people with volunteer opportunities and project ideas to share their life experiences, skills and passions in their communities.
  • Take Time Texas (512-424-6500)
    • Operated out of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Take Time Texas maintains a searchable list of respite care providers across the state, allowing caregivers to take a break and recharge.

AARP Resources for Family Caregivers

  • AARP Family Caregiving Website (en español:
    • AARP’s Family Caregiving website is your one-stop shop for tips and tools to help you care for a loved one. It has valuable information about handling medical issues, health records and advance directives, home safety, financial and legal issues, caregiver life balance and much more.
  • AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line (877-333-5885 toll-free, en español: 888-971-2013 toll-free)
    • Connect with a real person and learn how to access local resources via our toll-free family caregiving hotline.
  • Community Resource Finder
    • Community Resource Finder, a joint service from the Alzheimer’s Association and AARP, is a database of dementia- and aging-related resources powered by Carelike. The online tool makes it easy to find local programs and services.
  • I Heart Caregivers
    • Join the thousands of family caregivers who have shared their experiences through AARP’s storytelling initiative, I Heart Caregivers. Your story will help AARP continue to fight for more support for family caregivers.
  • AARP HomeFit Guide
    • The AARP HomeFit Guide can help individuals and families make their current or future residence age-friendly. It can also help elected officials, policymakers and local leaders learn about and advocate for the types of housing features and designs that communities need so that their residents can live safely and comfortably and thrive.

If you have thoughts about how AARP can improve this resource guide, we invite you to go to (en español: 

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