Aging Senior Needs - Home Care Resources in the Community

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posted by Ryan Whittington on August 05, 2011

Finding resources in your community can be a challenging task.  Ask a family member caring for a loved one, and they will tell you there are times they feel as though the chips have been stacked against them and they just needed help.  As a home care provider, Seniors Home Care regularly helps seniors in the community connect with reliable resources in a attempt to improve the quality of live for seniors in need.

With appropriate help and assistance in your home, independent living or assisted living you can lengthen your independence.  At Seniors Home Care we want seniors and loved ones to enjoy dignified, independent, guilt free, safe and harmonious lives.

The list of resources available can be endless.  Below I have gathered some helpful contacts.  Some resources are available nationwide while others are local to St. Louis, MO.  You can use this as a starting point in gathering information.


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over.  AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.  Active in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP celebrates the attitude that age is just a number and life is what you make it.

Phone: 1-800-424-3410

Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging (AoA) is the Federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older people and their caregivers.The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

Phone: 202-619-0724

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research.  The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Phone: 1-800-272-3900 or 312-335-8700

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

A Federal agency within the U.S. Department of health and Human Services.  Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program, HIPAA and Clinical Labratory Improvement Amendments.

Phone: 1-877-267-2323; TTY: 1-866-226-1819

Eldercare Locator

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.  Services include home-delivered meals, legal assistance, transportation, housing options, adult day care, and home health services.

Phone: 1-800-677-1116

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance is a forum for caregivers to provide information and communicate with peers and professionals on caregiving issues.  Resource information includes stress relief, hands on care, and dealing with family dynamics.

Phone: 1-800-445-8106

Hospice Association of America

The Hospice Association of America (HAA) is a national organization representing thousands of hospices,caregivers and volunteers who serve terminally ill patients and their families.

Phone: 1-202-546-4759

Meals on Wheels Association of America

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories. There are many local chapters serving the St. Louis area.

Phone: 1-703-548-5558

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers is a non- profit professional organization that provides contact information for Geriatric Care Managers accross the United States.  These geriatric care managers can help older clients and families with counseling, assessment and treatment.

Phone: 1-520-881-8008

The National Center for Assisted Living

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA).  NCAL is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives.  This website helps explain what Medicare and Medicaid will or will not cover.

Phone: 1-202-842-4444

The National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

The Center's objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents' complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy).  This site provides direct links to ombudsman programs for every state.  Ombudsman can help provide ratings of the facilities in your area and the level of care they provide.

Phone: 1-202-332-2275

United States Department of Health and Humans Services

Provides information concerning agind safely, wellness, diseases and other medical conditions, resources, caregiveing, etc.

Phone: 1-877-696-6775

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