Mary Alexander: Hi! I'm Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care. Today I'm talking about senior resource centers in your community. Let's say for example, you need to help a recently disabled senior loved one, find some health, living and financial service programs. The first thing to do is to go online to a website called eldercare.
gov and plug-in your loved one's ZIP code. Doing so will generate information on a number of different senior care agencies and resources, in and around the local area.
For instance, you will discover information and referral assistance services, specialist who can help and provide you with connections to other, more specialized senior services and resources. You may be referred to a local agency and disability resource center where your senior loved one can get information, counseling, and simple and easy access to some long-term support options.
There may also be case management providers who can assess your senior short-term and long-term needs and then help find nearby services so he or she can live comfortably and independently. You may also discover some really great adult day care and nutrition programs as well as social activities at the local senior center. These local community-based senior resources not only can help your loved one, they can help you as well.
They can direct you to support groups for caregivers and respite care services which gives caregivers of seriously ill or impaired individuals a break from their daily care giving activities. What's terrific is that these community-based senior services are located throughout the United States. You can locate a specific resource center for your senior loved one at eldercare.