How to use this Resource Center
This site is designed to help you find information and resources for you or your loved one while facing aging and disability issues. Searching for resources can be confusing and overwhelming. We hope to not only answer your questions but also help you identify other questions along the way. Here is how the site works:
Learning Library or “Learn About”
This section contains articles and links that can help you understand and solve problems. This library contains information on both national and local programs. When you find helpful information elsewhere, let us know so we can consider adding it. The Learning Library also helps to identify issues and possible options, and prepares you to speak with local agencies.
Service Provider Database
Once you have identified your issues, the words agency staff use, and some available options, you might want to know who to contact next. There are several helpful groups who may be able to provide help at no charge:
Government Aging or Disability groups such as:
- State Unit on Aging
- ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center)
- AAA (Area Agency on Aging)
- Specialty agencies for Brain Injury, Disabilities, Economic Security and more.
- Senior Centers and Disability Support Agencies
- Direct Service Providers (helpful when you know exactly what services you need)
Getting Started or “Assess My Needs”
Sometimes you just don’t know where to start. That’s OK – this can be stressful. This tool provides a different way to access and search the above two sections. We provide common subject areas and a simple checkbox list for you to use.
Use the system for as long as you need to. Our goal is that when you feel it’s time to call someone, you will have the background information you need and be comfortable and confident. State Units on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging are excellent resources that can guide you on your way. We hope you are able to find what you are looking for and welcome your comments on how to make the site easier to use.