Caregiver Agencies and Elderly Services:  What They Do and How They Can Help.

We know it is important to find caregiver agencies available to provide help and advice vital to any caregiver,

especially those taking care of aging parents or family members. There are a variety of organizations and associations that offer invaluable resources for help, support and advice to caregivers and aging parents.


Utilize the resources below to find out information regarding services ranging from adult day services to an aging agency, elderly services and hospice care:

Aging Agency and Elderly Services List -

National Adult Day Services Association

722 Grant Street, Suite L

Herndon, VA 20170

(800)-558-5301

This organization will help point caregivers in the direction of adult day services in your geographic all area.

Disability Info.gov

The website offers information regarding rights and options for the disabled, provided by the U.S. government.


Aging Agency Elderly Services

Paralyzed Veterans of America

801 18th St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20006

800-424-8200

A private and nonprofit agency, the PVA offers a wealth of information regarding benefits to U.S. veterans ranging from modifying homes to benefits and living with disabilities.

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700

Chicago, IL 60601

800-272-3900

The association offers caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's information regarding local support groups and services.

AARP

601 E. St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20049

888-687-2277

AARP offers a wealth of information and resources for caregivers that includes but is not limited to providing guidance and advice on topics ranging from finances to legalities of seniors as well as caring for elderly parents. Documents are available for free.

Eldercare Locator

800-677-1116

This organization is sponsored by the U.S. Administration on Aging and offers invaluable resources regarding availability of local services for care providers. They will point you in the right direction for elderly agencies and support in your area.

Family Caregiver Alliance

690 Market St., Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94101

While based in California, the organization also controls the National Center on Care giving and offers numerous resources for those caring for elderly parents or individuals.

Aging Agency Elderly Services Health Care

Well Spouse Foundation

63 W. Main St., Suite H

Freehold, NJ 07728

800-838-0879

For anyone caring for an ill spouse, this foundation offers resources, information and support in the emotional aspects of care giving, even offering newsletters, pen pals and local support groups.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

7500 Security Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21244

877-267-2323

Offering a massive website, caregivers can find information regarding services and benefits offered by Medicare or Medicaid and requirements that must be met for benefits in a large variety of services, from day care to home health to long-term care. Be patient when browsing this website for information, as it is huge and may be a little difficult to navigate at first.

The Medicare Hot line is available at 800-633-4227.

National Institute on Aging

Bldg. 13, Room 5C27

31 Center Dr. MSC 2292

Bethesda, MD 20892

800-222-2225

The National Institute on Aging offers a website filled with "Age Pages" that offer resources and information on geriatric health issues as well as free resources on aging and senior health.

National Association for Home Care and Hospice

228 7th St. SE

Washington, D.C. 20003

202-547-7424

This association offers tips on choosing home health care agencies as well as offers referrals for such care.

For more information regarding local or state-wide aging agency or elderly services in your area, contact your local Department of Health and Human Services or the Division of Elderly

 or Adult Services in your area.

There are many Aging Agency and Elderly Services resources available either nationally or locally by way of the Yellow Pages, Internet search or just mentioning to a friend that you are looking for more information.

Doing research now on Elderly Services or an Aging Agency, may go a long way in keeping the unknowns from creating stress for your parent and you, the caregiver.

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