Older Adult Resources
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
A great service to assist you in choosing the right senior housing community for your loved one.
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.
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
Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties
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.
To learn more about the phone and it’s features please click here. Here is the form needed for hearing loss verification-it takes a signature from your audiologist, trained hearing professional or MD.
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.
Caregiver Action Network
Access education, obtain peer support, and learn about resources regarding family caregiving from across the country free of charge.
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.
Phone: (248) 537-3300
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.
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.
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
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.
Healthy Living Program for Seniors
Henry Ford Health System'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
Jewish Vocational Service-Support Groups for Caregivers and Families
Individuals who are caring for an older adult discuss common issues and concerns and receive support and advice from social work staff and other caregivers. Afternoon and evening sessions are offered.
National Adult Day Services Association
This association provides information about locating adult day care centers in your area.
Phone: (877) 745-1440
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.
Phone: (855) 445-4554
State of Michigan
Phone: (517) 373-8230
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.