• June 3, 2010 / 

    resourcesI’ll be providing links to and contact information for other resources which can help with your fiduciary needs.

    The descriptions of each entity is taken directly from their website and I do not attest to the veracity of each statement.

    Seniors First Programs – These are most of the services they provide. http://www.seniorsfirst.org

    Toll-Free: 1.800.878.9222

    Local: 530-889-9500

    • Meals on Wheels – Home delivered meals. To be eligible for this program, you must be a Placer County Resident, 60 years or older, homebound, unable to drive and unable to prepare meals yourself.
    • Health Express – Health Express is a door-to-door transportation service for residents of Western Placer County to and from their non-emergency medical appointments for seniors and disabled. Health Express is able to transport oxygen and wheelchairs.
    • Door to Door – Transport to medical appointments, dental appointment labs, pharmacies, grocery shopping, banking, and hairdressers; with service provided in and around the Auburn area, Roseville area and Sacramento.
    • Friendly Visitor program – The Friendly Visitor program provides “social visits” by screened and trained volunteer to homebound seniors over 60.  The purpose of this free program is to alleviate the loneliness and isolation of seniors. Also, the visitor provides information about community resources available to seniors to help retain their independence as long as they choose.
    • Seniors’ Café – This program provides hot, nutritious lunches for seniors age 60+ at congregate sites throughout Placer County.
    • HandyPerson – The HandyPerson provides health and safety repairs for low-income homeowners in unincorporated Placer County. Mobile home owners are encouraged to call. Repairs include grab bars, light plumbing and electrical, stairs and/or railings, smoke detector install and/or battery replacement.
    • Independent/Assisted/Skilled Living – Research and referral to various senior communities the Placer County area.

    AARP http://www.aarp.org – Providing to its over-50 members: Benefits and Discounts, Advocacy and Information, Advice for Living Well, Award-winning Publications, Community Services. They also provide annual tax preparation assistance.

    Administration on Aging https://www.acl.gov/about-acl/administration-aging – An agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the nation’s largest providers of home- and community-based care for older persons and their caregivers. Their mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older people, and to help society prepare for an aging population.

    Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org – A voluntary health organization dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and, eventually, a cure for Alzheimer dementia. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers.

    Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center (National Institute on Aging) http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers – Information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures, and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.

    American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org

    American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org The nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

    Diabetes and Substance Abuse http://drugabuse.com/guides/substance-abuse-and-diabetes/ – This is a comprehensive 6,000 word research piece, and it is their desire to help prevent and treat harms associated with diabetes and substance abuse. It includes easily-understood graphic elements, 31 supporting citations of landmark research and authority sources (seen at the bottom) and answers for the most common questions regarding diabetes, alcohol and every major drug of abuse.

    American Heart Association http://www.heart.org – A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

    American Lung Association http://www.lungusa.org – ALA fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

    California Association for Adult Day Services http://www.caads.org – CAADS is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit statewide association to support the development of adult day services as an alternative to institutional care.

    Ca Dept. on Aging http://www.aging.ca.gov – (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State.

    CaregiverStress http://www.caregiverstress.com/ – A Site sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care. Home Instead Senior Care provides many resource including this website and a newsletter. The founders, Paul and Lori Hogan also wrote a book titled: Stages of Senior Care. It is a guide to help caregivers and families through the aging process. It is one of the tools I use in my practice.

    Caring Connections http://www.caringinfo.org – A national hospice and palliative care organization. Information on Advance Directives, end of life planning, pain management, and grief.

    Ca Hospice & Palliative Care Association http://calhospice.org – CHAPCA is a not-for-profit organization that represents hospice and palliative care providers; Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly; and healthcare professionals in California and Nevada .

    Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center http://www.deloro.org – is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to serving families and people who are providing care for brain impaired adults and the frail elderly.

    Family Caregiving Alliance – National Center on Caregiving http://caregiver.org/ – Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state in the country. Uniting research, public policy and services, the NCC serves as a central source of information on caregiving and long-term care issues for policy makers, service providers, media, funders and family caregivers throughout the country.

    HICAP – Free http://www.cahealthadvocates.org/HICAP – Counseling to Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long term care insurance as well as legal representation for those who appeal adverse Medicare decisions. Information on Medicare benefits and limitations and assistance filling out Medicare forms and reconsideration forms for Medicare claim denials. Information for ways to compare and evaluate private insurance policies designed to supplement Medicare, including long term care policies.

    National Aging and Disability Transportation Center http://www.nadtc.org/resources-publications/ – NADTC produces numerous resources available free of charge. Publications are available for download in PDF and RTF (plain text) formats. Publications that are available in alternative formats (e.g., CD or DVD) are indicated in the list below. To order copies of publications, as well as CDs and DVDs, call NADTC at 866-983-3222, (TDD) 202-347-7385, or email contact@nadtc.org your name, address, the product you would like, and the number of copies. In addition, please contact NADTC to request alternative formats, such as braille.

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network https://www.rheumatoidarthritis.org/ – The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.

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