Benefits of

Home Health Care

Why is home health care vastly preferred and what are its benefits? Read on to find out what.

Wellness Resources

Government Resources

Medicare
Medicare Hotline
1-800-638-6833

Social Security Administration (SSA)
1-800-772-1213

Veterans Administration
1-800-827-1000
The federal VA system offers benefits to veterans. Aid and Attendance Program is a benefit available to veterans, their spouses, or widows to help offset some of the cost of nursing homes, assisted living and personal care in the home. The Web site offers a full range of benefits, eligibility and contact information. To apply for veteran aid go to www.veteranaid.org/apply.php.

Administration on Aging
This federal agency acts as a hub of all government aging services and provides a network of state and area agencies on aging.

Access America for Seniors
A one-stop site featuring government and agency services for seniors.

Healthfinder
A gateway to consumer health and human services info from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services. The Web site offers a directory of services and links to agencies and databases.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Provides comprehensive array of aging and disability services available in Texas.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This federal agency runs low-income housing for seniors as well as other services.

National Institutes of Health
A major hub site for health information via Medline. Hosts National Institutes of Aging, Mental Health, and Cancer.

Caregiving Resources

Elderweb
The “grand daddy” of aging information web sites, resources and news.

The Senior Source (Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas)
214-823-5700
Provides education and advocacy for older adults and caregivers. Excellent information and referral service with community resources and issues related to care planning. Provides Nursing Home and Assisted Living Ombudsman Program.

Senior Law
An excellent source on a wide range of legal needs and issues of seniors.

National Alliance for Caregiving
Resource information, caregiving advice, reports, fact sheets, links, and news.

National Family Caregivers Association
National charitable organization for caregivers. Provides information, education, support and advocacy.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
1-800-424-3410
The largest aging consumer group in the country.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Resource information, caregiving tips, fact sheets, support groups and links.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Resource information and U.S. directory of care managers you can contact.

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