Area Agency on Aging Articles

  • 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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  • 19 Free and Discounted Services for Seniors and Their Caregivers

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

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  • Finding Transportation Services For Seniors

    When selecting a system of transportation for your senior parent, caregivers must take into account a variety of factors. Costs, medical needs, and community resources all impact a transportation plan when a senior is no longer able to drive.

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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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  • New Caregivers: How to Prepare and What to Expect

    Becoming a family caregiver can happen slowly or very suddenly, and it is often an overwhelming experience. Keeping a level head and following a few key pieces of expert advice can help you start strong and persevere.

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  • How Can I Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver?

    Programs and assistance vary widely by state and individual circumstances, but some financial help may be available for family caregivers who are looking to offset the costs of providing care for an elderly loved one.

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  • 10 Government Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

    Federal, state and local governments offer many programs, 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 getting assistance.

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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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