Veteran Family Caregivers

Arizona Resource Guide

This guide provides an overview of Arizona-based support services, programs, and other resources that are available to family caregivers of veterans and veterans who are family caregivers, and each may have more specific eligibility requirements. Duet and the Meaning & Hope Institute are not responsible for the content of external websites. To learn more about each resource, please reach out to the organization listed. While we do our best to keep on updates to resources and links, they do change from time to time and we might miss one here or there. If you find a link that no longer works or if you have recommendations for other resources, please let us know at

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Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services

The Arizona Department of Veterans Services has benefit counselors helping Arizona’s Veterans and their families to access benefits and services from the VA and other agencies that they’re entitled to. | (602) 255-3373

US Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program

Caregiver support coordinators connecting enrolled veterans and their caregivers to the help they need. The program’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of family caregivers who care for our Nation’s Veterans, through education, resources, support, and services. | 1 (855) 260-3274

The Meaning & Hope Institute

The Meaning & Hope Institute is a program of Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Institute provides services and support for America’s approximately 15 million family and friends who are caring for someone who has dementia. We also train and certify facilitators for Finding Meaning and Hope to equip them with the necessary information and resources to bring this program to family caregivers in their communities.

Join Finding Meaning and Hope | (602) 274-5022

Area Agency on Economic Security

Family Caregivers provide most of the assistance that enables older Arizonans and those with disabilities to live independently in their homes and communities. Caregivers can also include grandparent raising grandchildren.

Family Caregiver Support | (602) 781-5814

Hospice of the Valley

Hospice of the Valley helps improve quality of life for people with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias—from those just starting to show signs—to those who are quite advanced.

Dementia Care & Education | (602) 530-6900

Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic promotes research and education about healthy brain aging, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and other related dementia disorders.

Mayo Clinic’s Resources | (507) 284-1324

Arizona Caregiver Coalition

Family Caregiver Respite stipends provided through the Arizona Caregiver Coalition. Respite opportunities provide short-term relief for family caregivers, giving time to rest, rejuvenate, and focus on their own well-being. Respite stipends and vouchers help to pay for these opportunities. Learn more about respite here.

AZ Caregiver Coalition | 1-888-737-7494

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging

Do you feel overwhelmed, resentful, or alone in your obligation? Duet: Partners In Health & Aging offers family caregivers support groups to help. Attending a support group can make a difference. 

Duet Support Groups | (602) 274-5022 

Benevilla Caregiver Support Groups

Benevilla offers supports groups for memory care, ambiguous loss and grief, Parkinson’s, bereavement and adult children caregivers. As you navigate your caregiver journey, there are support groups to assist each step of the way.

Benevilla Support Groups | (623) 526-4404

Alzheimer’s Association Southwest Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association dozens of support groups throughout Arizona and southern Nevada, which are free of charge and open to the public. All of our support groups are facilitated by trained individuals and meet at various locations and times. 

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups | (800) 272-3900

Memory Cafés in Arizona

Find Arizona Memory Cafes near you and enjoy a “dementia-friendly” outing with your loved one. Some are sponsored by national organizations, while many more are offered by local groups.

Memory Café Directory

Arizona Caregiver Coalition

Here you will find a list of classes for caregivers from different organizations curated by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition.

Caregiver Training and Classes | 888-737-7494

Area Agency on Aging

An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a public or private non-profit agency, designated by the state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels. “Area Agency on Aging” is a generic term—specific names of local AAAs may vary. 

Area Agency on Aging Locations | (928) 298-2574

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association dozens of support groups throughout Arizona and southern Nevada, which are free of charge and open to the public. All of our support groups are facilitated by trained individuals and meet at various locations and times. 

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline | (800) 272-3900

Be Connected AZ

Connecting Arizona service members, veterans, families & helpers to information, support and resources.

Be Connected Arizona Resource List | (866) 429-8387

Division of Aging and Adult Services

The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) offers a wide array of services for aging and older adults. These include home and community-based services, assistance for abuse victims, programs promoting healthy living, Medicare guidance, legal aid, caregiver support, long-term care advocacy, informational publications, an online resource directory, and intervention for vulnerable adults facing abuse or neglect.

Aging and Older Adults | 888-737-7494

ARCH National Respite Network

The ARCH National Respite Network includes the National Respite Locator, a service to help caregivers and professionals locate respite services in their community, the National Respite Coalition, a service that advocates for preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels.

Caregiver Respite Resources | (703) 256-2084


AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. 

AARP Dementia Caregiver’s Guide | (877) 333-5885

Family Caregiver Alliance

For more than 40 years, FCA has provided services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers. 

Caregiver Resources | (877) 333-5885

National Caregiving Foundation

This Caregiver’s Support Kit® is dedicated to all the American military men and women who have served our country during armed conflicts. The National Caregiving Foundation extends to them our deepest thanks and respect for the sacrifice that they have made to defend our freedom and to keep us safe.

National Caregiving Toolkit | 1 (888) 328-1002

Caregiver Action Network

Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with significant health needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Family Caregiver Toolkit | 1 (202) 454-3970

This pocket guide was developed by Duet: Partners In Health & Aging with funding from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services through the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund.