Social services has been suggested to me several times here. I'm not sure if it's location specific, but I have found that there are extremely limited resources available through Social Services. The few services that exist are very difficult to find, qualify and apply for. And if approved, waiting lists are years long. Help and services for caregivers is nonexistent here. I'm curious to know if those recommending specific and general Social Services have had any recent experience with current Social Service Programs. It could be that my location is an extreme example of too many people needing limited resources. We have the highest elderly population in the country. I just want to know if my experience is typical or unusual. Without any viable options, it was a bit devastating to realize that there was no help available, after spending so much time trying to find it. I don't want to discourage anyone if there are resources in other areas, but I would like to save other caregivers from the letdown if they are counting on it as a possible solution. I'm not even sure where to post this. Social services can be for various issues, but I would think that those that may be looking into it don't have financial means for things like home visits, car services or therapy for themselves.