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Eldercare Locator - Connecting You to Community Services

The Eldercare Locator is the first step to find local agencies that can help older adults and their families access home and community-based services including transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

Administration on Aging

Long Term Care: Frequently Asked Questions

I'm perfectly healthy. Why should I think about long-term care? Is long-term care expensive? Doesn't Medicare cover most long-term care costs? Find the answers to these and other frequently asked questions here.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10 Warning Signs: Your Older Family Member May Need Help

The Eldercare Locator has produced a guide of “10 warning signs” to help families and older Americans determine if help is needed. Any one of the behaviors listed may or may not indicate that an action should be taken.

Review Date: January 08, 2013

Administration on Aging

A Consumer Guide To Choosing A Nursing Home- (PDF)

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult tasks a family member ever faces. This consumer guide was developed to help you navigate useful resources, understand the information, and make an informed choice.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care

Adult Day Care Centers: Finding the Best Center for Your Needs

This fact sheet describes the services provided by adult day care programs,the benefits to participants, and the costs and financial assistance available for services.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Helpguide

Adult Day Centers: Alzheimer's Association- (PDF)

The Alzheimer's Association describes the range of services offered by adult day care programs, and offers helpful tips for selecting a center that can provide the best setting for your loved one with dementia.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Alzheimer's Association

Community Care Options

This fact sheet explains the unique aspects of social day care, adult day health care, and other programs designed to provide recreation, therapy, and social support for disabled and impaired adults, as well as a break for family caregivers.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

Family Caregiver Alliance

Find a (Geriatric) Care Manager

Search for a Professional Geriatric Care Manager in your area to locate a health and human services specialist who helps families who are caring for older relatives.

Review Date: February 08, 2011

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Locate an Adult Day Center

Find adult day care programs throughout the United States by city, state or zip code.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

National Adult Day Services Association

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information provides information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Administration on Aging

National Service Programs for Older Adults

For nearly 40 years, Senior Corps programs have connected more than 500,000 Americans to service opportunities in their communities. Learn about the RSVP, Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Corporation for National and Community Service

Nursing Homes: Making the Right Choice

There are many long-term care choices. Find answers to questions that might arise as you look for the best place for you or your relative to live.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center

What Makes PACE Different?

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is centered around the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs to be served in the community whenever possible. Find out if one of the 61 PACE Programs is located in your area.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

National PACE Association

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