Aging information and support

    The following links are provided to help connect older adults, families and caregivers to valuable information, additional resources and supportive services.

    Administration on Aging (AOA)www.aoa.gov
    The Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging offers comprehensive information for older adults and their families, including news, benefits and government programs.

    Aging Services of Arizona/LeadingAge Arizonawww.leadingageaz.org
    A not-for-profit trade association representing more than 55 facilities dedicated to providing quality health care, housing and services to over 12,000 elderly Arizona citizens.

    Alzheimer’s Association – Desert Southwest Chapterwww.alzdsw.org
    Providing the latest research and information on Alzheimer’s disease.

    American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)www.aarp.org
    The nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older.

    Area Agency on Agingwww.aaaphx.org/seniorhelp
    Provides a 24-hour helpline for seniors with an abundance of knowledge and education on many different needs, services, and general information.

    Arizona Attorney General’s Officewww.azag.gov
    News, information and resources regarding security and consumer protection in Arizona.

    Arizona Department of Health Serviceswww.azdhs.gov
    Information about health topics, programs and support services.

    Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)www.azahcccs.gov/applicants/application/ALTCS.asp
    This health care program is for individuals age 65 and over who are blind or disabled and may need ongoing services at a nursing facility level of care.

    Beatitudes Campus Dementia and Aging Research Department
    To learn more about Comfort First dementia care education and research, and other research projects, contact department director.

    BHHS Legacy Foundationwww.bhhslegacy.org
    Dedicated to improving community health in Arizona through increased access, improved health education and a prepared workforce, this Foundation funds grants to health-related nonprofits.

    Comfort Matters – www.comfortmatters.org
    Dementia care education and research program from Beatitudes Campus dedicated to improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with dementia. For professional caregivers, a core curriculum is available or can be custom-tailored to meet specific needs and objectives. Visit website or contact program director.

    Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM)www.chhsm.org
    Affiliated with the United Church of Christ, CHHSM operates 363 communities and programs for older adults, as well as children, youth, families and people with disabilities.

    Duet – Partners in Health & Agingwww.duetaz.org
    Duet is a non-profit organization – partnered with more than 150 congregations of various faiths – serving homebound elders and their caregivers, adults with disabilities, grandparents raising grandchildren, and faith communities promoting health and well-being.

    Foundation for Senior Livingwww.fsl.org
    Devoted to preserving dignity and promoting quality of life for seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers, this Foundation offers a variety of information and connections to resources and services.

    Healthcare Interactivewww.hcinteractive.com
    Interactive training for professional and family caregivers of people with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

    Hospice of the Valleywww.hov.org
    A not-for-profit, Phoenix-based health care services agency, providing compassionate care and expert pain management to people nearing the end of their lives, as well as support for their families and friends.

    LeadingAgewww.leadingage.org
    An association of 6,000 nonprofit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. LeadingAge advances policies, conducts research and promotes practices that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.

    Long Term Care Ombudsman Programwww.ltombudsman.org
    Locate ombudsman support for long-term care concerns at this site operated by NORC, The National Long-term Care Ombudsman Resource Center.

    Phoenix Livingwww.phoenix.about.com/cs/seniors
    A comprehensive look at senior living in Phoenix. Information about activities, housing, government links, health information and more.

    Senior Livingwww.senior.com
    News, information, communications tools, chats, forums, clubs, activities, events, services and more for older adults.

    Senior Livingwww.seniorliving.about.com
    Information for older adults on retirement, housing, entertainment, social opportunities and more.

    Senior Netwww.seniornet.com
    Provides older adults education and access to computer technology to enhance their lives and enable sharing their knowledge and wisdom.

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