Resources For Older Adults
Listed below are links to many helpful organizations and resources for seniors, their families and caregivers. These listings are for informational purposes only and do not represent a endorsement by (or for) Home Care Assistance.
2-1-1 Texas is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission whose mission is to help Texas citizens find the services they need. Information is available from over 60,000 state and local health and human services programs.
AARP Internet Resources
The American Association of Retired Persons Web site provides a frequently updated database of Internet resources, including links to more than 900 of the best sites for people age 50+.
The Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease (AD) information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America strives to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.
American Cancer Society
This nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization provides extensive information on preventing cancer and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
American Heart Association’s Delicious Decisions
AHA Web site provides a healthy selection of nutrition tips, menu suggestions, heart-wise supermarket shopping tips and even advice on healthier dining out.
Caring From a Distance (CFAD)This nonprofit organization offers assistance, resources and support for men and women providing long distance care.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys – Texas Chapter
The NAELA deals with legal issues affecting the elderly and disabled, such as public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning. This web site also provides current news on legal topics related to aging, as well as advice in looking for an elder law attorney.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducts and supports research and training and disseminates health information regarding the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and their families.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for dying people and their loved ones.
Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs)
Professional Geriatric Care Managers can guide families through professional consultation/counseling, prioritizing needs, developing customized care plans, setting up services and referral to resources and making sure the plan is instituted and followed so as to have positive outcomes.
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers
The National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers acts as a guide and advocate—identifying problems and offering solutions, from assessment of an aging parent’s needs to addressing the life change of a family affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinsons or other symptoms of dementia.
Local Support Groups
C.O.A.P. (Children of Aging Parents)
C.O.A.P. is a support group for adult children caring for an aging parent. The group is a ministry of the Whites Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, but is open to the community.
Alzheimer’s Support Group – Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves, assisted living communities for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, has support groups at their Arlington, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Ft. Worth, and Grapevine locations.
Alzheimer’s Support Group – Dancing Rivers
Dancing Rivers, a senior living community in Grapevine, offers an Alzheimer’s support group.
Parkinson’s Support Group of Tarrant County
The Parkinson’s Support Group has both a patient group and a caregiver group. The caregiver group meets while the patient group has its exercise class. Meetings are held at the Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth.