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The Fourth and Final Part of Our Series on Elder Care
As the population of Americans over the age of 65 grows, there is also a growing need for services geared specifically to their unique concerns as well as for the growing population of adult children who are now providing care for their parents and elderly loved ones. There are a number of organizations and resources that provide information specifically for older adults and those who are caring for them. Some of them offer a wide variety of general information and resources, while others are geared specifically to topics such as: finding medical assistance or long-term care, obtaining benefits, and or general support for those struggling to care for their family member or friends.
Three organizations that provide a wide variety of information and resources to older people are:
For information on medical care for the elderly, you can visit some of these websites:
For information on what benefits might be available to assist the elderly in paying for their health care, you can visit:
Government housing and rental assistance is available to low-income elderly persons through several programs. Most government housing assistance for older Americans is administered by local public housing authorities (PHAs). Other agencies include the local Department of Housing and Community Development, the respective State Housing Finance Agencies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development office. For information on government housing assistance for your loved one contact:
In addition to these valuable resources that can help ensure a more comfortable life for your older parent, family member or loved one, there are also several resources dedicated specifically to those who are family caregivers or are providing elder care to a loved one.
With these resources at hand we hope you and your loved one will find the resources you need to address the unique concerns you are facing, but don’t overlook another great resource… your peers. By engaging in open and honest conversation (about a challenge millions of other people are also dealing with) you can find support, information and tips to help you successfully navigate the challenges ahead.
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