Aging Agency and Elderly Services: What They Do and How They Can Help.
What They Do and How They Can Help
Finding available help and advice from an Aging Agency or Elderly Services regarding services and resources is 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
This organization will help point caregivers in the direction of adult day services in your geographic all area.
The website offers information regarding rights and options for the disabled, provided by the U.S. government.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
801 18th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
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.
225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601
The association offers caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer's information regarding local support groups and services.
601 E. St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
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.
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.
Well Spouse Foundation
63 W. Main St., Suite H
Freehold, NJ 07728
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
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
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
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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