Community Resources

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Helpful Resources
Aging Related Resources

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

A website with valuable information, articles, worksheets, to help with retirement and other issues that may be of interest to you.

Alabama – Department of Senior Services

Alaska – Division of Senior and Disabilities Services

Arizona – Aging and Adult Administration

Arkansas – Division of Aging and Adult Services

California – Department of Aging

Colorado – Division of Aging and Adult Services

Connecticut – Aging Services Division

Delaware – Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities

District of Columbia – Office on Aging

Florida – Department of Elder Affairs

Georgia – Division of Aging Services

Hawaii – Executive Office on Aging

Idaho – Commission on Aging

Illinois – Department on Aging

Indiana – Division of Aging

Iowa – Department of Elder Affairs

Kansas – Department for Aging and Disability Services

Kentucky – Department For Aging & Independent Living

Louisiana – Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs

Maine – Office of Elder Services

Maryland – Department of Aging

Massachusetts – Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Michigan – Office of Services to the Aging

Minnesota – Board on Aging

Mississippi – Council on Aging

Missouri – Division of Health and Senior Services

Montana – Office on Aging

Nebraska – Health and Human Services – State Unit on Aging

Nevada – Division for Aging Services

New Hampshire – Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

New Jersey – Division of Aging Services

New Mexico – Aging and Long-Term Services Department

New York – Office for the Aging

North Carolina – Division of Aging and Adult Services

North Dakota – Aging Services Division

Ohio – Department of Aging

Oklahoma – Department of Human Services

Oregon – Seniors and People With Disabilities

Pennsylvania – Department of Aging

Rhode Island – Department of Elderly Affairs

South Carolina – Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging

South Dakota – Office of Adult Services & Aging

Tennessee – Commission on Aging and Disability

Texas – Department of Aging and Disability Services

Utah – Division of Aging & Adult Services

Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Virginia – Department for the Aging

Washington – Aging and Long-Term Support Division

West Virginia – Bureau of Senior Services

Wisconsin – Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources

Wyoming – Aging Division

Caregiver Resources

A Place for Mom

A free resource to find and research assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Family Caregiver Alliance – Resources by State Directory

Use this directory to find public, nonprofit, and private programs and services to help with additional resources you may need as a caregiver.

Family Caregiver Toolbox

This resource is no-cost and includes tips, checklists, support group information, a blueprint for caregiving, and a video series.

Independent Transportation Network

The ITN is a national nonprofit transportation service for older adults, marrying information technology with grassroots support.

National Alliance for Caregiving

This non-profit coalition is a wide mix of more than 30 groups that share an interest in family-based eldercare.

Next Step in Care

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.

 VA Caregiver Support

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.

End-of-Life Resources

Regardless of where you live, your state has several recognized legal documents you can complete to plan for your end-of-life care:

AARP Guide to End of Life Care

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.

CaringInfo

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.

Creating Your Life File – Checklist

This checklist will ensure you have all of the things you need in the event of your untimely death.

End-of-Life Support and Resources from the Hospital Foundation of America

HFA is a trusted source of information on end-of-life, hospice care, and grief.

Understanding Advance Care Planning

This resource provides you with different ways to plan for your health care needs if you are seriously ill or frail.

Veterans Burial Benefits Guide

The resource We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

Food and Shelter Resources

Feed American

Find a local food bank by using your zip code.

Food Pantries

This resource works to gather the best government and non-profit subsidized grocery resources available in your area.

Homeless Shelter Directory

Use this tool to locate a homeless shelter near you.

Heat Assistance – LIHEAP Program

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.

Meals on Wheels Program

Locate the program closest to you or a loved one. They can help guide you and get started.

Providers and Facilities Resources

 

Care Compare

An incredible tool to allow you to search for providers, hospitals, and other care facilities and compare against others in your area.

Choosing a Hospital – Checklist

A checklist for steps on choosing a hospital that’s right for you or your loved one.

Choosing a Nursing Home Guide

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.

Durable Medicare Equipment (DME) Supplier Directory

This supplier directory helps you find information about suppliers who provide medical equipment.

How-to Guide on Filing a Complaint

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.

Nursing Home Checklist

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.

If you’re looking for something and can’t find it – please don’t hesitate to email us at info@medicarepathways.com, or give us a call toll free at 833-897-8965.

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