Resources To Consider:

There are many organizations, both public and private, that can help you with your duties as power of attorney, caregiver, guardian and/or conservator, as well as those offering support to a loved one. Unfortunately, we cannot list the phone numbers of all the organizations that exist in your or your loved one’s town or near your/their community. What we can suggest are the types of resources that may exist near you or them as well as Statewide and National resources.


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Types of Resources:

  • Housing (Retirement Communities/Assisted Living/Group Homes)
    • Senior Housing Placement Services free service private companies/individuals paid by facilities and offered free to families
  • Adult Day Programs
    • Both Non-Profit & Private Programs – see local listings/State resources
    • See info on PACE/Innovage below
  • Adult Day care programs
    • Offered by both City/non-profit programs and private companies
  • Care Management Services
    • Offered by some City Departments of Senior Affairs, Catholic Charities and local non-profits (ie; Jewish Family Services)
    • Private Care Management Services – see AgingLifeCareAssociation.org
  • Consultations/Coaching
    • Offered by AgingLifeNetwork.com – One-On-One Video/Phone Consultations
  • Local Support Groups
    • Offered by many State organizations, ie;Alzheimer’s/Parkinsons/Stroke Associations
  • Day programs for people with developmental disabilities
    • Seek out Statewide agency for adults with DD
  • Emergency response devices
    • Life Alert, State Resource Centers
  • Homemaker, home health, and personal care services
    • May qualify under State Medicaid waiver programs
    • See also private non-medical home care agencies
  • Legal assistance
    • Free services through State Bar Associations – Elderly programs
    • See National Association for Elder Law Attorneys
  • Meal services
    • See Meals on Wheels for low-cost delivered meals through the City
    • Hire non-medical homecare and request meal prep
  • Personal contact programs
    • “I AM FINE” – Daily phone call check-ins with seniors
  • Respite care
    • Alzheimer’s Association – $300 respite voucher
    • Some Assisted Living facilities allow for short term respite stays
    • Non-medical homecare
  • Senior centers
    • City services
  • Transportation services
    • Often offered by City services for seniors
    • Medicare/Medicaid provided transport for medical appointments

Sources of Referrals for Assistance:

  • AgingLifeNetwork.com – Life Care Professionals
  • Discharge Planners (Hospital)
  • Case Managers (Hospitals/Rehabilitation/Skilled Nursing Facilities)
  • Regional Center for people with Developmental Disabilities
  • Area Agency on Aging (Local Non-Profits &/or Info and Referral Dept.)
  • City or State Long Term Services Department (Resource Center)

Web-based systems that organize help for families and their loved ones during times of illness along with providing status updates:


State/Local/National Resources

AARP
(Statewide American Association of Retired Persons) www.aarp.org

Adult Protective Services (Children, Youth & Families Department………google State number

Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org
Savvy Caregiver classes (free) as well as extensive resource information rack and individual consulting meetings and support groups

ARC of ….State; Assistance for Developmentally Disabled community………………State number

Area Agency on Aging State number

Caregiver Survival Resources www.caregiver911.com

Casa, Inc. (Provides assistance with drugs and alcohol) State number

Case Management through the City, Dept. of Senior Affairs (DSA) Local number
Case Management for Disabled Adults and Senior Citizens. This case management service is at no cost and is typically offered through City services

Catholic Charities Local number

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf www.copdnm.org

Department of Senior Affairs (DSA) (City of ABQ)
Information and Referral Services Local number
Call the DSA for a list of a wide range of resources for older people and disabled adults including: senior and disabled adults’ subsidized apartments, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, residential care homes, nursing homes, nutrition sites, senior centers, adult daycare, transportation, pharmacies that deliver, grocery stores that deliver, laundries that deliver, home health agencies, homecare agencies, hospice, durable medical equipment providers, and dementia care providers. DSA also operates the Silver Alert program to find elders with dementia who are lost. Not every community calls the DSA office by the same name. If you are uncertain on how to find this agency within your community, check with the Area Agency on Aging for the office nearest you. Some Senior Affairs Departments publish Guides to Senior Services in …..County thatcontains many useful resources.

Department of Health
Licensing & Certification State number
Licensing & Certification Complaint Hotline State number
Developmental Disabilities Division State number
Developmental Disabilities Division State number

Easter Seals www.nm.easterseals.com

Family Caregiver Guide www.ptfcg.com or www.thefamilycaregiver.org

Food Stamps Local/State number

Friends in Time Caregiver Support Group Local Number
For family or friend caregivers for those affected by severe neuromuscular disease such as ALS and MS

Health Law and Ethics State Bar Association
Provides packets with values history and optional advance directive for health care forms with English and Spanish versions available

Help with Household Expenses
Low Income Telephone Assistance Program Local number
Electric Co. Good Neighbor Fund Local number
Heat Fund – gas only Local number
Some communities may have a local non-profit assisting seniors with heat and water bills, home retrofitting, etc. Local number

HIBAC (Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Corps)……………………………Local number

Human Services Department (info & referral) State number

Indian Health Services www.ihs.gov

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (nursing home oversight) LTCOmbudsman.org number

LREP (Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program) State Bar Association

Meals on Wheels MealsOnWheelsAmerica.org

Medbank www.MedBank.org
For information about prescription drug help for insured and non-insured

Medicaid Medical/Financial Assistance
(Medical and Institutional care benefits) www.Medicaid.gov

Medicare: www.cms.hhs.gov
Part A State number
Part B State number
Hotline State number

Medicare/Health Insurance Counseling Local number

(local Department of Senior Affairs)

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys www.naela.org

(find local elder law attorneys in specific communities)

National Association for Home Care and Hospice www.nahc.org

Aging Life Care Assocation (ALCA)……………………………….…www.AgingLifeCare.org

National Center on Elder Abuse www.elderabusecenter.org

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/falls/default.htm

National Guardianship Association www.guardianship.org

State…. Guardianship Association…………………………………………………State number

Education and Information about guardianships and conservatorships – State specific

National Indian Council on Aging www.nicoa.org

Aging & Disabilities Resource Center State number

State…. Commission for the Blind State number

State…. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing State number

PACE/InnovAge www.PACEMyInnovAge.org
This is an all inclusive care program for elderly who meet criteria. Includes day center; health center; social services; medical, dental, hearing, eye care services, rehabilitation therapies, transportation, in-home care, provision of medications. Can cover assisted living housing costs. Free for those who have both Medicare & Medicaid and are 55 years of age and older. Private pay also accepted.

Protection and Advocacy System
(Advocates of rights of developmentally disabled community) State number

Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants www.AICPA.org

(Also State specific sites and numbers)

State Agency on Aging State number
State agency contains multiple resources for seniors, including nursing homes, ombudsman program, insurance and more

State Bar Disciplinary Board Local/State number
Can check on professional disciplinary record of any attorney licensed in specific State

U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) www.aoa.gov
Eldercare Locator through AoA State number

VA Administration Regional Office www.va.gov

VA Medical Center State/Local number

*** Please note Aging Life Network, LLC can not guarantee the claims or results of any of the organizations listed above. ***