Helpful Advice & Information
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California Senior Center Directory
Arizona Senior Center Directory
Federal Older Americans Act – Older American Act and Aging Network has developed a comprehensive system of home and community-based services. Members of this network help older individuals to maintain their health and independence at home.
State by state resource intends to help you locate government, non-profit, and private programs in your area. It includes services for family caregivers and resources for older adults or those living with disabilities at home or in a residential facility.
Medicaid.gov – Home and community-based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their home or community. Find Your State Waivers Program
Doctor Visits – This guide provides practical tips to help patients and family caregivers coordinate agendas before an appointment
The Emergency Room (ER) experience can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide delivers steps to help you prepare for and avoid, ER visits.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Resources
Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24/7 helpline and care navigator tools.
Alzheimers.gov – The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
DementiaToday posts scientific news and professional views on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias from the global research community. It promotes better health care through education, provides support to caregivers and loved ones who live with these diseases every day.
Alz.org – 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures – a Comprehensive Report on the Disease
National Institute on Aging – Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help
BrightFocus Foundation – Exercise your mind and have fun with the following memory games!
Medicare.gov – Find and Compare: Doctors, Nursing Homes, Plans, Hospitals, Medical Supplies, and Home Health Care Services
Veterans Administration – Support and services for families caring for veterans. Maintains a Veteran caregiver support line.
Find Affordable Services
Meals on Wheels – There are more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. Volunteers help run the program and costs vary on the location branch.
Local senior centers – Many towns and cities have a center for seniors. Meals are offered to go or in person and prices differ in cities.
Salvation Army – Some locations provide on-site and meal delivery for the elderly.
Visiting Nurses Associations – Local associations deliver fresh and frozen meals to residents for a low cost.
Area Agency on Aging – The Area Agency on Aging can help you find low-cost personal care services and transportation.
Non-profits and local agencies make it possible for seniors to live at home through low-budget services like meal delivery and transportation. Do a local search online for family service agency.
Paratransit Services Provides cars, vans, or buses to collect and drop off individuals at their homes.
- Veteran Transit Services
- Senior transport and rideshare services like Uber delivers low-cost transportation services to senior riders.
Senior Care Expert Help
There are professionals and programs that assist caregivers to locate help.
Understand chronic conditions
Home safety for older adults
Find local in-home care agencies
Monitor Well-being and Safety
Lots of Helping Hands
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