Area Agency on Aging

  • What Is an Area Agency on Aging?

    Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) help seniors locate community resources that can assist them in remaining independent and safely aging in place. Find federal, state and local elder care services by contacting the Area Agency on Aging near you.

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  • Discounts and Free Services for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    With so many older adults living on limited incomes, finding affordable products and services is crucial to making ends meet. Get the inside scoop on freebies and discounts available to you and your aging loved one.

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  • How to Spot Medical Billing Errors and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    Medical billing errors are surprisingly common, and it is up to you to be diligent about understanding your health insurance coverage and correcting inaccuracies. Know what red flags to look for and how to handle errors before you pay the bills.

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  • Free Tax Help for Seniors

    Taxpayers may have a harder time finding free tax preparation services and tax counseling this year. To adhere to COVID-19 safety measures, most tax help locations are functioning at limited capacity and by appointment only, so don’t delay.

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  • New Caregivers: Tips on Caring for Elderly Parents

    Whether caregiving has slowly crept into your daily life or you’re suddenly facing difficult decisions following a serious health scare, use these pointers as a guide for caring for an elderly parent.

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  • How to Get Paid as a Caregiver for Elderly Parents

    Family caregivers are vital to helping seniors age in place, but the care they provide often comes at a huge personal cost. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of resources and government programs that pay family caregivers for their services.

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  • 10 Government Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

    Federal, state and local governments offer many services and benefits for seniors and their caregivers, but few people know these resources exist or how to access them. This is your go-to guide for elderly assistance programs.

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  • 21 Resources Caregivers Should Know

    Use this list of useful organizations for seniors and their caregivers to find the support and resources you need to help you care for your aging loved one.

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  • Life During Lockdown: Nutrition Assistance Programs and Food Delivery Services for Seniors and Caregivers

    Coronavirus and public health measures meant to slow its spread have worsened food insecurity for older adults. Senior meal delivery, grocery delivery and government benefits can ensure your loved one continues eating nutritious meals while staying home.

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  • Senior Driving Top Tips: Transportation Options for Someone Who Can’t Drive

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for transportation alternatives for seniors who can no longer drive.

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  • Struggling to Pay for Brand Name Meds? You Don't Need To!

    Prescription assistance programs (also called patient assistance programs) are valuable resources for those who meet income requirements and who do not have prescription insurance.

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  • Medicaid's “Cash and Counseling” Allows Pay for Family Caregivers

    Family members could become paid caregivers through the Cash and Counseling or Consumer Direction Care Medicaid Programs. Learn about eligibility requirements, how to apply and benefits you could receive.

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  • Finding Transportation Services for Seniors

    When a senior can no longer drive, it’s important that there are alternate transportation options available to them. Be sure to consider costs, accessibility, safety and medical needs when selecting transportation and driving services for an elder.

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