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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.

Resource Guide for People with Disabilities Long-Term Illness and the Elderly

Resource Guide for People with Disabilities & The Elderly

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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Federal Government Links

To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.
All Americans – including people with disabilities and seniors – should be able to live at home with the supports they need, participating in communities that value their contributions. To help meet these needs, HHS created a new organization, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) with the goal of increasing access to community supports and full participation, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is committed to helping national, state, and local partners in the field be fully prepared to ensure that older Americans will live with dignity, integrity, independence, and without abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The NCEA is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families.
National Institute on Aging (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center

Social Security

The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration

Main site for the National Institute on Aging
The Official US Government Site for Medicare

The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.

The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Virginia Government Links

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.

Promote yourself as a housing provider for veterans.

It’s as simple as checking a box – doing so will immediately flag your listings as properties where veterans are welcome and put your listings in easy view of organizations working to help veterans find housing.

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.
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.

Non Government Organization Links

The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board is one of 40 such boards across Virginia providing services related to mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance use, prevention, and early intervention.
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
Insight Enterprises, Inc.was  designated as a Center for Independent Living (Peninsula Center for Independent Living) by the  State  of  Virginia  in  1987.  Information is provided to consumers and the general public regarding Center services and community resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Content and features of VeteransNavigator focus on meeting key needs of both pre- and post-9/11 veterans, including job training and employment, veterans and military family benefits, housing and homelessness, behavioral health, long-term care, peer support, family caregiver support, social and recreational opportunities. 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.

Written by a group of medical professionals, is meant to serve as a resource for anyone looking for information on placing themselves or a loved-one into an assisted living or elder care facility.

A team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.

Living with a disability is a challenge, but adapting your home can ease the burden and help you live independently. How extensively you would have to renovate varies widely based on a homeowner’s needs and a house’s age and condition.

Article at MoneyGeek

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life

The Consumer Voice is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves. We are a primary source of information and tools for consumers, families, caregivers, advocates and ombudsmen to help ensure quality care for the individual.

Aging in Place is a resource hub for seniors and their families to learn more about the specific aspects of aging in place. You can visit our one stop shop for expert know-how in order to make the best decisions about in-home care, insurance, government assistance, and other financial resources, transportation options, and home remodeling. .

Legacy Navigator is a full-service management company working with estates in transition due to events such as downsizing, moving to assisted living or the death of a loved one.
Their goal is to minimize a family’s stress while maximizing the value of the estate.
This link is to their blog which has a great number of articles on the subject.

Counties Served Links

On behalf of the Tappahannock-Essex Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to explore our Tappahannock-Essex Community Web Site and learn about this place we call home! Since the beginning, Tappahannock and Essex County community spirit has been one of tradition, friendliness, and opportunity.
Gloucester County Administration
County Office Building One
6467 Main Street
Post Office Box 329
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
County Administrators Office
242 Allens Circle, Suite L
P.O. Box 177
King & Queen C.H., VA 23085
As the metro-Richmond area expands, King William County offers the new, relocating or expanding company the best of all worlds—unparalleled natural resources coupled with a reliable labor pool and a business-friendly environment.
Mathews County is located on the eastern tip of Virginia’s Middle Peninsula, which is formed by the Rappahannock River, the York River and the Chesapeake Bay. The County is 80 miles from the state capital of Richmond, 65 miles from Hampton Roads and 155 miles from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
As you can see, the Middlesex County website has been given a facelift! Beyond the obvious cosmetic improvements, we have added even more content to better provide information to the citizenry.
Settled in the mid-1600’s, Lancaster County is located at the south eastern tip of Virginia’s Northern Neck peninsula approximately 75 miles east of Richmond, 120 miles southeast of Washington, DC. The present Courthouse dates from 1860 and houses county records maintained virtually intact since 1652.
Northumberland County, Virginia, was originally known as Chickacoan, an Indian district on the Northern Neck, lying between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.
Welcome to the official website for Richmond County, Virginia.  Located inside, you will find links to the most requested information about the county and the services that it provides to its citizens.
Strategically located between Washington, DC, and the Chesapeake Bay, Westmoreland County is an ideal place for businesses, visitors and residents who want to enjoy big-city access in a friendly, small-town setting.
On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, County Administrator and staff, we would like to welcome you to the official local government web site of the County of Charles City
Carved out of York County by the House of Burgesses, New Kent County was form in 1654.  Although steeped in history New Kent County is also recognized for its abundant natural resources and recreational activities as well as great environment for people to live and work.
James City County is a place of firsts. It was the first permanent English settlement in America. It sponsored the first colonial government on the continent. James City County is a place of special significance, not only for its residents, but also for the citizens across the Commonwealth and the nation. Given the importance of our unique community identity, we have a responsibility to preserve and protect our assets for future generations.
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