If you are the caregiver of a senior family member or loved one, you may feel the challenges that come with caring for the elderly community. Senior Care Center understands when there are circumstances that may present difficulties in which you need additional help from others. We want to give you the resources and tools to assist you in whatever situation you are in. Here are a list of resources and organizations you may find helpful.
The American Association of Retired Persons is an organization that empowers those who are aging. AARP serves the aging community by providing news, information, and membership benefits for those who are part of this demographic.
Before entering a nursing home, every resident should be notified of his or her rights. This is a list of rights that every senior and caretaker should have a copy of. Federal law specifies that every nursing home is to promote and protect these rights.
If you are in a situation where you see signs of elder abuse, contact a long-term care ombudsman immediately. Ombudsmen advocate for the rights of residents in a senior care home, and ensure that seniors receive quality service and a safe home.
The NCEA is also another resource for elder abuse, senior rights, and elder justice. The organization helps increase identification and reporting of elder abuse as well as intervention.
Benefits.gov provides information on available state and federally funded assistance programs, resources, and benefits.
This is the official government site for the federally funded program Medicare.
This is the official site for the federally funded program Medicaid.
If your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you can learn more about the disease here. The site also provides important details and information about how family members and caretakers can deal with the progression of its symptoms.
If you or someone you love is affected by Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson’s Foundation website helps educate and inform about the disease’s symptoms and progression.
ITNAmerica aims to provide seniors with resources in transportation and lifelong mobility after driving.
A resource for caregivers of aging or ill family members. The Caregiver Action Network supports caregivers by educating and equipping them with tools to improve quality of life.