We’ve made it easy for you to access important resources.
Aging Related Resources
A website with valuable information, articles, worksheets, to help with retirement and other issues that may be of interest to you.
A free resource to find and research assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Use this directory to find public, nonprofit, and private programs and services to help with additional resources you may need as a caregiver.
This resource is no-cost and includes tips, checklists, support group information, a blueprint for caregiving, and a video series.
The ITN is a national nonprofit transportation service for older adults, marrying information technology with grassroots support.
This non-profit coalition is a wide mix of more than 30 groups that share an interest in family-based eldercare.
This organization has created detailed guides and checklists to help you ask smart questions and be prepared for transitions from a facility back into the home, or into a new care situation such as a hospital, long-term care facility, or rehabilitation center.
The Caregiver Support program of the VA is a recent addition to the large roster of veterans’ services. They can now connect you with services for which you’re eligible such as adult day care centers, home-based care services, telehealth programs, and more.
Regardless of where you live, your state has several recognized legal documents you can complete to plan for your end-of-life care:
- Advance directive / Living will
- Advance care planning with Alzheimer’s/dementia
- Medical Power of Attorney / Healthcare Proxy
- POLST/MOLST Programs in your State
A variety of resources for caregivers on how to plan for end-of-life care, how to talk with family members about end-of-life decisions, and how to find comfort through the dying process.
Use this site to help prepare, plan and be present when facing a serious, life-limiting illness, you want to feel both prepared – so you can make decisions, be present, and that you’re mindful of today’s needs.
This checklist will ensure you have all of the things you need in the event of your untimely death.
HFA is a trusted source of information on end-of-life, hospice care, and grief.
This resource provides you with different ways to plan for your health care needs if you are seriously ill or frail.
The resource We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Food and Shelter Resources
Find a local food bank by using your zip code.
This resource works to gather the best government and non-profit subsidized grocery resources available in your area.
Use this tool to locate a homeless shelter near you.
The low-income home energy assistance program is available in most states to help you pay your energy bill for heating or cooling your home and offer additional help in cases of energy crisis.
Locate the program closest to you or a loved one. They can help guide you and get started.
Providers and Facilities Resources
An incredible tool to allow you to search for providers, hospitals, and other care facilities and compare against others in your area.
A checklist for steps on choosing a hospital that’s right for you or your loved one.
Your guide on how to find and compare nursing homes and other long-term services & supports, how to pay for nursing homes, and your rights as a resident.
This supplier directory helps you find information about suppliers who provide medical equipment.
This site helps you with information on how to file a formal complaint against doctors, hospitals, providers, your quality of care, durable medical equipment (DME), or your health & drug plan.
A checklist you can use to guide you when visiting nursing homes – know the right questions to ask to ensure the facility is the best fit for you or your loved one.
Medicare Pathways is more than your insurance agency. Our vision is to help our beneficiaries live happier, healthier, longer lives by educating them on how to take full advantage of all of the rich benefits built into their health plans, like transportation to and from their doctor, over-the-counter drug allowance, gym memberships, vision & dental coverage, grocery cards, and much more.
We also want to connect you with additional resources you may need such as rental assistance, utility payment programs, food pantries, and caregiving support.
We’ve compiled a list of resources you can access for aging, caregiving, food and shelter, providers and facilities, and end-of-life.