Support Groups

(866) 227-7458 (WV)
(888) 687-2277 (National)
The AARP is a membership organization for people age 50 and over which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people as they age and it provides a range of unique benefits, special products, and services for its members. (National) (State)

Alzheimer’s Association
(800) 491-2717
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. (National) (State)

American Cancer Society
(800) 227-2345
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

The American Geriatrics Society
(212) 308-1414
The America Geriatrics Society is devoted ot improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people.

American Diabetes Association
(888) 342-2383
The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association
(800) 242-8721
The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

American Lung Association
(800) 548-8252 (National - ask an expert)
(304) 342-6600 (State)
The American Lung Association’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

American Stroke Association
(800) 478-7653
The American Stroke Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Arthritis Foundation
(800) 283-7800
The Arthritis Foundation funds research, provides public health education, pursues public policy initiatives and conducts evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

The National Council on Aging’s website helps seniors find and enroll in federal, state, local and private programs that help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.

Family Caregiver Alliance
(800) 445-8106
Family Care Giver Alliance addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.

KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for West Virginia. They offer information and assistance to providers, Medicare patients, and their families regarding beneficiary complaints, discharge appeals, and Immediate Advocacy. KEPRO provides an online Status Check tool to follow discharge appeals throughout each stage of the process. The KEPRO Beneficiary Helpline for West Virginia is 1-844-455-8708.”
The American Health Care Association’s website Guide to planning, preparing, and paying for long-term care.

National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving helps caregivers improve the quality of life for families and care recipients.

National Family Caregivers Association
(800) 896-3650
The National Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. It also helps to transform family caregiver’s lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

NeedyMeds help people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care.

(641) 715-3900 Ext. 606151#
The American Elder Research Organization’s website is designed to help families and caregivers locate information about long term-care resources for their loved ones, and to find the public and private programs available to assist in covering the cost of such care.

Pleural Mesothelioma Center

(800) 381-1772 is an informative website and advocacy group that helps people affected by pleural mesothelioma cancer. They provide free resources and assistance to help patients and their loved ones cope with medical, emotional and financial challenges.

West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Centers
(866) 987 -2372
The West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are places you and your family can visit or call to ask questions about services and supports to help you or a loved one remain at home and active in the community for as long as possible.

West Virginia Caregivers
(304) 293-3129 is an online resource created to provide support, assistance and services to West Virginia caregivers and their families.

West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care
(877) 209-8086
The West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care provides assistance to West Virginians so that at the end of life they know what medical treatments they want and their wishes are respected.

West Virginia Hospital Association
(304) 344-9744
The West Virginia Hospital Association supports and improves the healthcare system in West Virginia that supports and improves the health of those served by its hospitals, as well as the economic condition of the state.

West Virginia Senior Legal Aid, Inc.
(800) 229-5068.
West Virginia Senior Legal Aid, Inc. provides free civil legal services for senior West Virginians age 60 and over.