The following links lead you to other services and information that may be of interest to you and your family in your short and long-term care plans of action.
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The Community Action Partnership is the nonprofit, national membership organization representing the interests of the 1,100 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country that annually help 17 million low-income Americans achieve economic security. Whether it’s a Head Start program, Weatherization, job training, housing, food bank, energy assistance, financial education, or any of the other 40+ distinct programs, CAAs work to make America a better place to live.
A directory of resources that includes information on financial and medical benefits, statewide disability-related organizations, health care, caregiver information, help finding transportation, housing and other services for people with disabilities and older adults. Pages 21 to 30 of this guide list major disability-related government offices and organizations in Virginia.
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|The new and easy way to screen for eligibility and apply online for:• Child care assistance
• Energy Assistance
• Medical Assistance
• SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
• TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
|Virginia Easy Access is full of helpful information about services and supports that are available across the Commonwealth. Virginia Easy Access is the gateway to the VirginiaNavigator provider database. The provider database will help people find local services and supports.|
|The Virginia Division for the Aging fosters the independence and well-being of older Virginians and supports their caregivers through leadership, advocacy and oversight of state and community programs, and guides the Commonwealth in preparing for an aging population.|
|Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Including Medicaid)|
|2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia.|
|The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) provides assistance to citizens of Virginia to help them live their best lives. One child, one senior citizen, one person at a time,VDSS programs and services help people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect, achieve self-sufficiency and shape strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.This Web site provides information on the programs, activities and resources that VDSS uses to achieve these goals. Information is organized by subject, from programs helping protect adults, children and families, to those designed to provide financial support for those on the road to self-sufficiency. Information also is provided on the ways VDSS is serving the public through training, grants and licensing efforts to protect our citizens.|
|The volunteer program is the heart of the SMP Program as it capitalizes on the wealth of experience that seniors and other volunteers have to offer. SMP volunteers act as liaisons in the Medicare beneficiary community by empowering caregivers and seniors to identify, prevent, and report suspected instances of Medicare fraud.|
|A Place for Mom launched in 2000 to give seniors and their families an easier way find senior care. Although our company name focuses on “mom,” we help dad too! As well as uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters – anyone who is faced with finding the best senior living options for their loved ones|
|SeniorNavigator is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides free information about the health and aging resources available to Virginians. The information focuses on issues such as health, financial concerns, legal questions, health facilities, housing options, transportation, exercise programs, advocacy, and more. Support for SeniorNavigator comes from contributions made by individuals (people like you), corporations, and foundations. All contributions are tax-deductible. Your donation is important to us and important to those struggling to find help with elder care in Virginia.|
|Senior Advocate was established in 2005 by Stephanie Smith of Williamsburg, Virginia. Smith’s experience in caring for her grandmother after she developed Alzheimer’s disease sparked her interest in issues involving the needs of older adults. Her hands-on experience as a geriatric care manager with seniors and their families made her aware that they were often ill-informed about resources available to help them. She also became aware that even the professionals who were providing services to seniors were frequently in need of additional information and options. Senior Advocate is committed to meeting those needs through the following avenues:|
|The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs in the United States; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums.|
|The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.|
|Virginia Community Action Partnership (VACAP) is the statewide membership association for Virginia’s 32 non-profit private and public community action agencies. We all work together on our common vision to fight poverty and build self-sufficiency, for strong families and communities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each agency focuses on its unique local needs. Each is also part of the community action network, coming together to discuss common issues, share ideas, experiences and strategies for success.|
|AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates.|
|If you have just begun to deal with vision loss, you probably have many questions, frustrations and even fears. VisionAware was created to help you answer those questions, and cope with those frustrations.|
|In 2004, the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission has created a statewide “Virtual Alzheimer’s Disease Center.” To date, this work has received financial support from a federal grant obtained by the Virginia Department of Aging (The Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States Program).|
|This site was created as a leading resource related to the adult day care industry. We offer a nationwide directory of adult day care centers, in addition to a blog and other content that covers the senior care and adult day care industries. As the population ages, more focus will be on the various senior care solutions available. The more options we have to care for our elders, the better the quality of life for seniors and their caretakers|
|The National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) is the leading voice of the rapidly growing adult day services (ADS) industry and the national focal point for ADS providers. Our members include adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs every day. We are positively impacting the lives of participants, families, communities and our nation.|
|Caregiving, whether for an elderly parent or anybody else needing help, can be overwhelming at times. Lift simplified caregiving is a place to go if you need advice, support, or information – not just about caring for the other person, but caring for yourself as you do it.|
|HomeHealthCareAgencies.com was created to give consumers a resource where they can research medicare certified home care agencies, private duty home care companies and hospice care services in their area, as well as learn about various state regulations and other home health care information. We have carefully compiled our home heath care directory, to list home care companies by city and state. You can search for all agencies within your given area, then conduct research to identify the best possible home care companies for your needs.|
|Northern Neck Connection is an online resource that promotes community information and interaction. The website connects citizens with more than 400 nonprofit and civic organizations in the Northern Neck area and encourages the public to engage with a variety of social concerns including education, arts and culture, health, human needs, economic development, seniors and public safety, among others.|