Resources for the Older Adult

 
Community Resources

Los Angeles Area
Convalescent Aid Society (Convalescent Aid Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life of our clients by providing the free loan of durable medical equipment (DME) for in-home use)

MediCal Recipients
 
Los Angeles Area
In-Home Support Services
Los Angeles County: 888-944-IHSS (4477)

San Bernardino County: 877-800-4544
 
Riverside County: 888-960-4477
 
Orange County: 714-825-3000
 
Private Insurance
Call your insurance and inquire about "home health aide" coverage

Private Pay Caregivers
List of caregivers

Medicare
Does not cover home aide

Housecleaning Services
 
National
Cleaning for a Reason (Free house cleaning for women undergoing any type of cancer treatment, 877-337-3348)
 
Getting Professional Help
 
Ask for a consult/order/referral...
Occupational Therapy...
Physical Therapy...
Social Work...

Educational
 
Age-Related Hearing Loss (National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders)
Download file Age-related Hearing Loss
Download file Tips to Communicate with People with Hearing Loss (City of Hope)
Download file Adult Hearing Loss
 
Community Resources
 
Los Angeles Area
California Phones (California Telephone Access Program)
Download file Casa Colina Free Hearing Screening
 
Getting Professional Help
 
SONUS (Resources for Hearing Care)
Ask for a consult/order/referral...

Educational
 
Vision Loss and Blindness (Information regarding macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy)
Information to Share (Handouts and fact sheets from the National Eye Institute (NEI))
 
Community Resources
 
National
For Seniors with Vision Loss (Learn about activities for older adults with vision loss and read inspirational personal stories)
 
Getting Professional Help
 
Finding an Eye Care Professional (From the National Eye Institute (NEI))

Educational
 
Depression in Older Adults (How to recognize the signs and get treatment that works)
Depression (Presented by the Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)
Download file Depression
Download file Elder Abuse
Download file Mourning the Death of a Spouse
Download file How to get Mental Health Care
 
Community Resources
 
Support Groups
 
National
 
Find Help (Search for support groups in your area)
Support Groups for Seniors (A resource for finding support groups for seniors)
Advocacy and Support Groups (National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Support Groups (Family Caregiver Alliance)
Online/Telephone Support Groups (CancerCare)
Cancer Support Community (Support, education and hope for people with cancer and caregivers)
LIVESTRONG Cancer Navigation (LIVESTRONG Foundation)
 
Los Angeles Area

Integrated Service Management (Caters towards low income Chinese people within Los Angeles County who have mental and physical problems, or substance abuse problems. If the person qualifies it is free of charge.)
Download file Brochure (English)  | Download file Brochure (中文)
Download file Flyer (English)  | Download file Flyer (中文)
 
Caregivers
 
National
Caregiving (From the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization)

Los Angeles Area
USC Family Caregiver Support Center (Supportive services include information, assessment, individual consultations, respite, education, and training)
 
Getting Professional Help
 
Ask for a consult/order/referral...

Educational
 
Falls
5 Fall Safety Precautions for the Elderly
Preventing Falls in Older Adults
Important Facts about Falls (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
STEADI Materials for Your Older Adult Patients (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Tips to Fall-Proofing Your Home
Prevent Falls and Fractures
Download file: Falls and Fractures
 
Driving Safety
 
Community Resources
 
Falls
 
Los Angeles Area
Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls (Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena, CA)
 
Medical Alert Systems
 
 
Getting Professional Help
 
Ask for a consult/order/referral...

Educational
 
About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Marijuana and Cancer (American Cancer Society)
Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ) (National Cancer Institute)
 
Community Resources
 
National
Dispose My Meds (Online resource to help you find medication disposal programs at an independent community pharmacy in your neighborhood)
National Take Back Your Meds (Past event for reference)

Los Angeles Area
Download file Los Angeles County Drug Drop-off Boxes
 

 
Community Resources
 
National
Road to Recovery (A program to provide transportation to and from treatment for people with cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves)
Go Go Grandparents (Affordable senior transportation)
 
Los Angeles Area
Dial-A-Ride Services (From the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works)
Access Services (The consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA) for Los Angeles County)
Cityride (A transportation assistance program for individuals age 65 or older and qualified disabled persons in the City of Los Angeles and select areas of Los Angeles County)
 

Educational
 
Better Sleep for Seniors (5 practical tips to help you sleep better)
Nocturia (Is there a solution for insomnia caused by waking up to use the bathroom?)
Sleep and Sleep Disorders (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Sleep and Growing Older (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
Download file: How to Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
Download file: Cómo Practicar Una Buena Higiene del Sueño
Download file: Sleep Bookmark
 
Community Resources
 
 
Getting Professional Help
 
Ask for a consult/order/referral...

Educational
 
 
Community Resources
 
National
ACP Decisions (Resources from ACP Decisions)

Educational
 
 
Getting Professional Help
 
Ask for a consult/order/referral...

Community Resources
 
National
Medicare Nursing Home Compare (Medicare.gov)
New LifeStyles (The Source for Senior Living & Care Options)
A Place for Mom (Find Senior Living Near You)

Los Angeles Area
Los Angeles Housing Community Handyworker Program (Provides free minor home repairs for low-income seniors and disabled persons who own and live in a single family home in the City of Los Angeles. This program also helps homeowners and renters install Safety and Security Devices)
Housing Rights Center (Tenant and Landlord Counseling)

Educational
 
 
Community Resources 
 
National
Caregiving (From the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization)
Find Services Near You (From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Health in Aging

Educational
 
Palliative Care
Download file: Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care
 
Community Resources
 
Pain Management
Pain: You Can Get Help (From the National Institute on Aging)
 
Palliative Care
What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care? (From the National Institute on Aging)

Educational
 
National
Health Well Foundation (Assistance with prescription medications, out of pocket healthcare costs, copayments, insurance premiums) 
Chronic Disease Fund (Assistance with medications, co-payments) 
PAN Foundation (Assistance for underinsured patients who are unable to afford out of pocket costs) 
Patient Advocate Foundation (Co-pay assistance, financial assistance) 
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition (CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges)

 
Community Resources
 
National
Work and Eldercare (Resources, education, preparation, and support for caregivers)
Eldercare Locator (A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families)
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) (Provides information and education about cancer-related legal issues to the public through its national telephone assistance line)
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (Information regarding resources and advocacy)
ASCO Cancer.Net (Doctor-approved patient information)

California
Denti-Cal (Dental services provided as one of the many benefits under the Medi-Cal program)

Los Angeles Area
Community and Senior Services (For Los Angeles county)
Community Based Services to Seniors and Their Caregivers (From the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging)
 

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