Older Adult Resources

Community resources



American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

A great service to assist you in choosing the right senior housing community for your loved one.

Website: http://www.aarp.org/

A Place For Mom

A Place for Mom connects moms, dads, seniors and families like yours to the right elder care so you can have peace of mind and focus on your loved ones. From finding the right nursing home, dementia care or assisted living to researching Veterans' benefits and how to pay for senior care, they will assist you with each step of the way.

Website: http://www.aplaceformom.com/

Phone: 1-855-972-2161

Area Agency on Aging

Learn about services in your area that will help you or a loved one enhance your quality of life and live healthier. There are different locations and resources available to you depending upon where you live. Please see the listing below.

Detroit, the five Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Highland Park


Phone: 313-319-4058

Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties

Website: http://www.aaa1b.org/

Phone: 1-800-852-7795


Website: https://wellwiseservices.org/

Phone: 517-592-1974

Wayne County

Website: http://www.aaa1c.org/

Phone: 1-800-815-1112

CapTel captioned telephones

Call: Jennifer Weallans at 248-550-6866

Do you or your loved one struggle to hear on the phone? We would like to share an amazing resource that will greatly improve your ability to communicate over the phone and it’s FREE. Through the Americans with Disabilities Act, OEI provides a FREE CapTel captioned telephone for ANYONE at ANY age that has verified hearing loss, the internet, and a telephone line. A captioned telephone is a phone that comes with a screen that shows word-for-word what the other person is saying. It is 4 times as loud as a regular phone. It includes an answering machine. They provide FREE installation service to your home and even your work, if needed.


Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.

Website: Caring.com

Phone: (800) 973-1540


Are you looking for child care, tutors, adult or senior care, pet care or pet sitters, house care services or resources? Visit this free website to search for these services in your area.

Website: www.care.com

Caregiver Action Network

Access education, obtain peer support, and learn about resources regarding family caregiving from across the country free of charge.

Website: http://caregiveraction.org

Phone: (202) 454-3970

Care Transitions Program

As a patient or family caregiver, there are several steps you can take to help you be a more informed and effective member of the care team during the transition back home after hospitalization. By knowing what to expect, you may be able to avoid health care complications and re-hospitalization. Explore this website for helpful tools and information from an expert in care transitions, Dr. Eric Coleman, MD, MPH.


Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

Multiple Adult Day Health Centers offering several social activities and stimulating projects for adults with cognitive health challenges such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, and other conditions or injuries that require constant supervision.

Website: https://ccsem.org/services-for-seniors/

Phone: (248) 537-3300

CLEARCorps Detroit

CLEARCorps Detroit is dedicated to creating healthy homes in Detroit. Learn about resources to prevent lead poisoning, lead safe gardening, assistance with utility bills, refrigerator replacement, home repair resources and more.

Website: www.clearcorpsdetroit.org

Phone: (313) 924-4000

Detroit 0% Home Repair Loans Program

This program offers 0% interest loans from $5,000 to $25,000 to help Detroit homeowners invest in and repair their homes – promoting public health and safety, increasing property values and helping residents secure and maintain homeowner’s insurance.

Visit website to see if you should apply.

Website: www.detroithomeloans.org

Emergency Housing Guide

Seniors may face housing emergencies for any number of reasons. In this guide, we’ve provided detailed information on emergency housing resources for older adults and seniors across the United States.

Website: https://www.assistedliving.org/emergency-housing-guide/

Fall Prevention Program

Falls affect us all—whether personally or someone we love or care about. Every second of every day an older adult falls. There are simple steps you can take to prevent falls and decrease fall risks.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has developed the STEADI program – Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries. Go to the STEADI website for caregiver resources on how to protect your loved one from falls and other risks.

Website: STEADI website

Great Lakes Loan Closets

An online resource to find used medical equipment.

The links for Michigan counties can be found at: https://loanclosets.org/michigan

Henry Ford At Home

Services provided by Henry Ford Extended Care – Private Duty are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including holidays.

Website: Henry Ford At Home

Phone: (313) 874-6500

Home Instead Senior Care

From companionship services to hospice care support and many care needs in between, Home Instead Senior Care offers a broad range of services that can be tailored to meet your family’s unique needs and preferences.

Website: www.homeinstead.com

Phone: 1-800-640-3914

Healthy Living Program for Seniors

Henry Ford Health's Healthy Living program, open to anyone age 55 or older, offers members discounts on products and services, along with access to physician-led educational events focusing on topics important to seniors

Website: Healthy Living Program for Seniors 

Jackson County Michigan Senior Citizen Resource

This information is compiled by the Department on Aging as a courtesy. Its appearance here does not imply Department on Aging endorsement of the resources mentioned.

Website: https://www.co.jackson.mi.us/750/Senior-Citizen-Resource-Directory

Lakeshore Legal Aid

Not-for-profit law firm, Lakeshore Legal Aid, offers a wide range of free civil legal services to low-income people and seniors in 46 Michigan counties. Examples of the types of legal matters we handle include, but are not limited to, divorce, custody, child support, food stamps, Medicaid, Disability, Social Security, senior exploitation- both financial or physical abuse, landlord tenant, mobile homes, eviction, foreclosure, land contracts, small estates, guardianship/conservatorship, probate law, domestic violence, stalking, personal protection orders, expungement.

For intake and to speak with an attorney, call the toll-free Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (888) 783-8190

Monday - Thursday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Friday:  9 AM to 3 PM.

Website: Lakeshore Legal Aid

Macomb County Community Action

This website offers an array of resources geared toward persons of all ages who live in Macomb County Michigan.

Website: http://mca.macombgov.org/MCA-Home

National Adult Day Services Association

This association provides information about locating adult day care centers in your area.

Website: http://www.nadsa.org

Phone: (877) 745-1440

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM)

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan lead the fight against kidney disease. We have enhanced the lives of many Michigan residents through our patient services, prevention programs, education programs, children’s programs and research.

Website: https://www.nkfm.org/

Next Step In Care

Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients. Many short, helpful videos are also available on the website.

Website: https://www.nextstepincare.org/

Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. A nursing home is a place for people who cannot be cared for at home and need 24-hour nursing care.

Website: Nursing Home Compare

Oakland County Resources

This website offers an array of resources geared toward persons of all ages who live in Oakland County Michigan.

Website: http://www.oaklandcountyresources.org/ 

PACE Southeast Michigan

Learn more about the Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program. This program provides frail senior community members with the care, medical treatment and support they need to achieve the highest quality of life – while staying independent as long as possible.

Website: http://www.pacesemi.org

Phone: (855) 445-4554

Paid Caregiving

Family members and other loved ones can be compensated for their caregiving efforts through multiple Medicaid programs. Read more details on this informational page.

Website: https://www.medicaidlongtermcare.org/benefits/getting-paid-as-a-caregiver/

SarahCare – Lakeside Adult Day Center

SarahCare provides a vibrant and social community for your loved one to enjoy their day while receiving the care and support they need.  Nurses and their certified staff provide person-centered care for conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s, Dementia, and strokes in an upscale, inviting environment.  Social activities such as live entertainment, exercise, art, games, and frequent outings enrich the lives of the participants.  Extended hours, a nurse on duty, transportation, hair salon, shower, therapy & podiatry services enhance our program.  Support groups & community education offered. Provider for the Detroit VA, AAA1B and MORC.  Long term insurance accepted.  Visit on Facebook:  SarahCare Adult Day Care - Lakeside.   Enjoy a tour and free 4 hour trial! 

Website: www.sarahcare.com

Phone: (586) 731-2273 

State of Michigan

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/aging

Phone: (517) 373-8230

St. Joseph's Helpers

We help families and individuals in need, especially the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities, stay in their own homes and remain independent. We currently serve Southeastern Michigan communities to keep homes safe, healthy and affordable. For the protection of both our volunteers and residents, St. Joseph’s Helpers is insured, and all of our volunteers undergo a thorough background check.

Website: https://sjhelpers.org/

Office phone: 313-900-5235

United Way 211

United Way 2-1-1 United Way for Southeastern Michigan 2-1-1 is committed to demonstrating CARE, providing HELP, and offering HOPE to people who come to us for assistance. Our Community Care Advocates respond to callers with compassion, connecting them with people and resources to build healthy, safe communities.

Website: http://www.211.org/

Phone: 2-1-1

Wayne County Parent/Children Resources

This website offers an array of resources geared toward parents and children who live in Wayne County Michigan.

Website: http://www.resa.net/earlychildhood/parentfamilyresources/

Wayne County Senior Resources

This website offers an array of resources geared toward seniors who live in Wayne County Michigan.

Website: https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/seniorservices/resources.aspx

What is Memory Care?

SeniorHomes.com offers an informative guide on memory care, providing insights into specialized living options and support services tailored for seniors with memory-related conditions such as Alzheimer's and dementia. Whether exploring memory care facilities or seeking advice on caregiving strategies, this resource equips families with comprehensive information to make informed decisions about memory care solutions.


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