Resources

We’re here to help with the challenges that come with remaining independent in your home. That’s why along with providing the home care you need, we’ve put together a listing resources that may assist in providing information and support for your situation. This is a short list.  We encourage you to contact us with any additional questions about resources.

National ResourcesContacting Senior Resources

AARP
888.687.2277 | www.aarp.org
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as they age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service. AARP also provides a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for its members.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
520.881.4005 | www.naela.com
Referrals to elder law attorneys who specialize in issues of wills, trusts, estates, power of attorney, guardianships, and other issues concerning the elderly

Social Security Administration
800.772.1213 | www.ssa.gov
Information on social security, SSI, or disability benefits. Arrange for direct deposit and check on your benefits.

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
The Foundation provides information and makes referrals to local chapters that sponsor support groups, events, and classes.

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
Information on diabetes treatment and referrals to local support groups and associations. National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Specialists
www.cancer.gov
Cancer information specialists have access to comprehensive, accurate information on a range of cancer topics, including the most recent advances in cancer treatment. This site gives referrals to local organizations, cancer centers, and support groups.

American Parkinson Disease Association
www.apdaparkinson.org
Information on Parkinson’s disease and local resources.

Web MD
www.webmd.com
Very comprehensive and well-regarded website with access to 1,000s of articles on virtually every medical topic.

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
Nonprofit organization that provides information on a wide variety of topics useful for anyone caring for an elderly person.

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org
The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving.

 

Local Resources

 

Mid-America Regional Council

http://www.marc.org/Community/Aging

MARC is a source of information and resources for the Kansas City area

 

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services

http://health.mo.gov/

Provides a vast resource for seniors including performance scores for facilities and provides educational information regarding Elder Abuse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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