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Taking Advantage of Your Community
Investigate community health care
options. What healthcare agencies offer affordable home
care, what housing options are available, retirement
communities, assisted living centers?
Investigate and take advantage of help available from
community organizations. There are many private and
public agencies that have assistance programs such as
Meals on Wheels, home care agencies, day care centers
and disease related organization support groups
Seek out and utilize local, state, or federal programs
that might provide financial assistance. There are
resources you can find on-line at your local library or
listed in local newspapers to locate these programs.
Take advantage of your local senior center. Senior
centers promote the overall well-being of older people
and act as a focal point for participation in group
activities and independent living.
Take advantage of personal care services if the daily
care needs of your loved one become too much for you to
handle. Personal care services are available from
agencies in the community. Trained aids supervised by RN
can be hired to perform daily care for your loved one
like bathing, toilet and feeding.