Older Americans Month

In recognition of #Older Americans Month, I am dedicating the Month of May to posting on services available to assist in the aiding and care of our loved ones, specifically our elderly. Having lost my mother three years ago to Alzheimer’s at the age of 72 (of which I will speak more on in a future post), I was happy to celebrate my father ‘n law’s 85th birthday just a few days ago with family and friends. My mother ‘n law who suffers from MS and resides in a skilled nursing facility, was also able to be present, wheelchair bound and all. So, many of us over the age of 50 are most likely caring for, preparing to care for, or making arrangements to place their loved one in some type of assisted or #skilled-care facility. Although there’s enough resources out there to provide guidance, I thought I’d narrow them down a bit.

AgingCare.com is an online community and great source of information for family caregivers. They provide the following:

  • One-on-one support and answers to your questions
  • Practical advise on all things elder care
  • A forum to connect to a caring community of others sharing their experiences, insights, frustrations, and hidden joys of caring for elderly family. visit: https://www.agingcare.com

Caregiver Action Network is the Nation’s leading family caregiver organization that provide the following:

  • Help to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones.
  • Assistance covers loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or old age frailities.
  • Call 202-454-3970 or visit: http://www.caregiveraction.org

Medicare provides information on the Medicare program and tool for caregivers to compare home health care agencies and nursing homes. Call 800-633-4227 or visit: http://www.medicare.gov

National Council on Aging provides the following services for people age 60 or older:

  • Meet the challenges of aging by partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and businesses
  • Provide innovative community programs and services at http://ncoa.org

Other services include:

If you are in need of elder care services or know someone who’s in need of services, please email me at info@50plusshadesofus.com or connect with me at https://50plusshadesofus.com.

Stay connected with me for next week’s post on Long-term Care services.

About krich

Kimberly is a retired City of Detroit Real Property Appraiser who raised two successful young men with her husband of 26 years. After caring for her ailing mother who lost her battle to Alzheimer's Disease, Kimberly embarked on a journey of discovery of all the things she enjoyed; from traveling to enrolling in a hospitality course and exploring her love for culinary, catering/event hosting. and her passion for learning about people and their life's journey. She has a special affinity to her 50 and older generation, particularly as it relates to their spiritual & physical well-being, and overall quality of life. After having endured the harsh reality of ageism that is widely practiced, Kimberly hopes to inspire others to keep pushing, keep learning, keep growing and not let age keep you from living your Best Life! Through her blog and website, she invites you to share your season of promise, praise, and perseverance!

4 Comments

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    1. Hey Pam! thought I included tags…

      Thanks for feedback!

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