Referrals & Assistance
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that receives funding through the Older Americans Act to provide information and access to services for older adults, persons with disabilities and family caregivers residing in the six county region of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw.
Adult Protective Services, Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7119_50647---,00.html
Adult Protective Services investigators protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation by coordinating with mental health, public health, law enforcement, the probate courts, the aging network, community groups and the general public. If you suspect abuse, neglect or exploitation, call 855-444-3911 any time day or night to make a report. Staff will investigate allegations within 24 hours after the report is received.
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan https://www.alz.org/gmc/about_us/contact_us
The Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter is the premier source of information and support for Michigan residents living with dementia and their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association offers a broad range of free programs and services, funding for Alzheimer's and dementia research, and advocacy efforts on behalf of Michiganders.
Benefits for Medicaid http://www.benefits.gov/
Displays Medicaid benefits with links to individual states. (See Michigan)
Detroit Area Agency on Aging https://www.detroitseniorsolution.org/ Services city of Detroit, Hamtramck and the Grosse Pointe Senior Alliance http://www.aaa1c.org/ The Senior Alliance® (TSA) is a private non-profit agency that was established in 1980, and designated by the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging to operate as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the 34 suburban communities in Southern and Western Wayne County.
Housing and Urban Development http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD
Links to state and housing issues.
WSU, Institue of Gerontology https://iog.wayne.edu/about/outreach
Community engagement events and workshops for older adults and there caregivers
Tools to help professionals, caregivers and older adults look at the quality of a financial decision and determine how vulnerable a person might be to financial exploitation. All tools created by Peter Lichtenberg, IOG, Director and Presdident of the the Gerontological Society of American
IOG, Successful Aging through Financial Empowerment (SAFE) program guides for older adults and those providing assistance:
- Protecting Yourself From Financial Exploitation - created by LaToya Hall, Director, SAFE program
- Understanding Credit - created by LaToya Hall, Director, SAFE program
- Household Finances - created by LaToya Hall, Director, SAFE program
- Retirement and Estate Planning - created by LaToya Hall, Director, SAFE program
- Fight Identity Theft, from Detecting Financial Exploitation and Mismanagement - provided by OlderAdultNestEgg.com
- Communicating with Older Adults GSA - developed by the Gerontological Society of America
- Difficult Conversations for Caregivers - provided by Homewatch CareGivers
- Social Security and VA Fiduciaries - provided by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Power of Attorney Guide - provided by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Trustees Guide - provided by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Court Appointed Guardians & Conservators - provided by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Michigan Dimentia Coalition https://www.midementiacoalition.org/
The Michigan Dementia Coalition is a group of organizations and individuals working together to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their families. We are powered by our passion. Our vision is to make Michigan a dementia capable state.
Healther Black Elder Center, Participant Resource Pool at WSU Institute of Gerontology https://iog.wayne.edu/research/participant-pool The HBEC encourages African American men and women age 55 and older, who are interested in helping with noninvasive research projects, to join its Participant Resource Pool. Health disparities still exist between African Americans and other ethnic groups, so more research is needed to determine causes and solutions. A pool of potential participants is critical for this research. Call Vanessa Rorai at 313-664-2604 for information.
The Senior Allience https://thesenioralliance.org/ The Senior Alliance connects older adults and their caregivers in southern and western Wayne County, Michigan with resources, services, and programs. We assist older adults and their loved ones, social workers, nurses, and others access a wide range of programs including Meals on Wheels, transportation, adult day care, in-home care, and much more. If you're seeking services for an older adult or adult with a disability, contact us.
National Adult Protective Services – Investigates abuse, neglect and exploitation in older adults (202) 370-6292 https://www.napsa-now.org/get-help/how-aps-helps/
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education http:AGHE.org
Information of Gerontology programs and careers in aging.
Alzhiemers Associaton https://www.alz.org/
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Administration on Aging http://aoa.gov
Provides links to services/programs administered under the Older American Act
Long Term Care Locator http://longtermcare.gov
Locate long term care options across the U.S.
Aging & Adult Services Agency (Dept. of Health and Human Service) http://www.michigan.gov/osa (formerly Office of Services to the Aging) – Provide statewide leadership, direction, and resources to support Michigan's aging, adult services, and disability networks, with the aim of helping residents live with dignity, meaning, purpose, and independence.
Find services in your county here: https://mdhhs.michigan.gov/CompositeDirPub/CountyCompositeDirectory.aspx
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
USAging is the national association representing and supporting the network of Area Agencies on Aging and advocating for the Title VI Native American Aging Programs. Our members help older adults and people with disabilities throughout the United States live with optimal health, well-being, independence and dignity in their homes and communities.
AARP Fraud Watch Network – Fully updated national fraud resource and information website. Includes a scam-tracking map and educational podcasts. Helpline at (877)-908-3360 if you suspect fraud. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/
Retire Guide for Caregivers – RetireGuide is a free web resource dedicated with an easy-to-understand guides. "What is Medicare?" for caregivers highlights coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment, plus frequently asked questions. It helps Caregivers navigate the potentially complicated enrollment process and provide the best care possible. 888-521-3513 https://www.retireguide.com/medicare/coverage/caregivers/
A Caregiver's Guide for Family and Loved Ones – Nursing experts answer common questions people ask about becoming caregivers for their loved ones. Includes expert resources that offer specialist support. 727-300-2464 https://www.premiernursingacademy.org/resources/family-caregivers-support
Senior Scam Alert U.S. Dept of Justice Report Incidents (855) 484-2846 https://www.justice.gov/elderjustice/senior-scam-alert
Gracefully Greying: Info & Resources for 50+ – Help with legal, financial, health, life stages, career and other issues. Subscribe to free newsletter. https://gracefullygreying.com/
Family Caregiver Alliance – National nonprofit to serve the needs of those caring for a friend or relative with serious cognitive impairment. (800) 445-8106 http://www.caregiver.org
Nursing Home Abuse Justice – As many as 1 in 3 senior residents have been victims of nursing home abuse. We educate seniors and caregivers to stop the cycle of older adult abuse. 855-910-6487 https://www.nursinghomeabuse.org/
HealthInAging.org – Info & advice by American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation (800) 563-4916 http://www.healthinaging.org
Eldercare Locator – National Directory of Services (800) 677-1116 http://www.eldercare.gov
Protecting Older Adults from Fraud (AT&T Guide) How older adults are targeted by various forms of fraud and a guide for avoiding online scams. Dial 611 and ask for AT&T Fraud Department https://www.attinternetservice.com/resources/senior-citizens-guide/
National Alliance for Caregiving – Research and programs to increase awareness of family caregiving issues (301) 718-844 http://www.caregiving.org
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Oversees fair practices at banks, lenders, and other financial companies (855) 411-2372 https://www.consumerfinance.gov/
Caregiver Action Network – The nation's leading family caregiver association providing education, peer support and resources. (202) 454-3970 http://www.caregiveraction.org