Senior Resources

Senior Organizations and Helpful Agencies

Below is a list of Senior Resources both nationally and for the Fredericksburg area. While every effort has been made to provide you with a list of primary, key resources relevant to yours or a family member’s needs, this list is by no means meant to be exhaustive.

For guidance and assistance relevant to your specific situation, talk to your senior caregiving specialist and/or primary care physician.

    • AARP Virginia website and chapter information

      https://local.aarp.org/va/

    • AARP Fredericksburg Chapter

      Meetings: First Tuesday of Each Month.
      Where: Chancellor’s Village, Chancellor Room.
      Time: 9.30am-Noon
      Guests are welcome to join us for one meeting at no cost. Afterwards, we ask guests to join the chapter.
      http://aarp3396.org/

    • AARP Lake of the Woods Chapter, Locust Grove, VA

      Meetings: Third Monday of the Month
      Where: Lake of the Woods Clubhouse
      Time: 9.30am
      http://www.aarp5239.org/about-1.html

    • Office for Aging Services

      https://www.vda.virginia.gov/
      The Office for Aging Services of the Division for Community Living helps older Virginians live as independently as possible by coordinating and providing services to help them maintain their dignity and security.
      Community Services Include:

      • Chronic Disease Self-Management
      • Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program
      • Senior Farmers Market
      • Caregiver Respite Voucher
      • Public Guardianship & Conservator Program
      • Falls Prevention
    • Access VA

      http://www.accessva.org/
      1-877-428-8844
      Organization helping those with disabilities locate affordable, accessible housing in Virginia.

    • Alzheimer’s Association (Virginia Chapters)

      https://www.alz.org/local_resources/find_your_local_chapter
      800-272-3900
      Support groups and other Alzheimer’s related services in your area.

    • The disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV)

      https://www.dlcv.org/
      1-800-552-3962
      The disAbility Law Center of Virginia protects the rights of those experiencing disability related problems such as abuse, neglect and discrimination.

    • Adult Protective Services (APS)

      https://vadars.org/aps/
      1-800-552-5019
      Investigating claims of abuse and neglect in adults sixty and older.  Incapacitated adults over eighteen.

    • Virginia Senior Alert

      www.vasenioralert.com
      A valuable means through which law enforcement agencies can attempt to locate missing and vulnerable adults.

    • Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol

      https://www.smpresource.org/
      Helping seniors detect, avoid and prevent health care fraud and telephone scams.

    • Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman

      https://www.elderrightsva.org/
      Advocacy group for older adults in receipt of long-term care or services. Providing families and the public with information and assistance where help is needed to solve care related problems.

    • No Wrong Door

      https://www.nowrongdoorvirginia.org/
      A statewide network of shared resources, streamlining access to long term services and support for individuals and providers throughout Virginia.

    • U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

      https://www.hhs.gov/programs/social-services/programs-for-seniors/index.html
      A comprehensive resource listing for caregivers and those in receipt or need of older adult care.

Elder Care Legal and Medical Insurances

The following list provides links to the most well-known and reputable agencies on aging, health and insurance matters in the US.  Many are known to you and should provide the most up to date information and resources as they relate to your rights as a caregiver or someone in need of services.

Medicare

https://www.medicare.gov

Medicare provides health insurance for Americans 65 and older.  Americans in receipt of this insurance have typically made payments through payroll taxes over the course of their working life.

US Social Security Administration

https://www.ssa.gov

Understand your rights as they relate to retirement, disability and even Medicare Parts C  and D. Set up direct deposit, and learn how to avoid fraudulent calls from those claiming to be from the Department of Social Security.  A newsletter provides continued updates.

Virginia Department of Health

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/health-department-locator

The Virginia Dept of Health is a resource for updated health information.   The link above will take you to the locater tab where you can search your nearest office.  Other useful information is available on the site.

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

http://www.dmas.virginia.gov

Providing important information about your eligibility to services, such as the Virginia Medical Assistance Eligibility Manual.

Virginia Easy Access

http://easyaccess.virginia.gov

Connecting older adults with a range of public programs and support networks.  Those assisted include Veterans, disabled adults, and their families.

Virginia Health Information

http://www.vhi.org

Comprehensive information covering Assisted Living Facilities, Home Care Providers, Nursing Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Hospitals and Physicians.

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