An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a public or private nonprofit agency designated by a state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels. AAA is a general term—names of local AAAs may vary.
AAAs coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their homes, if that is their preference, aided by services such as adult day health services, home-delivered meals, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option. By making a range of supports available, AAAs make it possible for older individuals to choose the services and living arrangements that suit them best.
You are not alone. Whether you are living with memory loss or caring for someone with the disease, information and resources are available.
Their online community, ALZConnected, is a free site where you can ask questions, get advice, and find support.
From their national website they can help you find support in your area.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.
The Lifeline and 988
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.
As a caregiver for a parent, spouse, or child with special needs, you may need help. These resources and suggestions can help you find emotional and task support.
Veterans and their spouses may be eligible for many services as part of their VA benefits, including free health care as well as funding for adult day care or in-home care services.
The mission of America’s Warrior Partnership is empowering communities to empower veterans. The approach to accomplishing this mission takes many forms, but it always starts with connecting community organizations with local veterans to understand their unique situations.