Older Adult Resources

Community resources

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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

Website: http://detroitseniorsolution.com/

Phone: 313-446-4444

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

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

Phone: 1-800-852-7795

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.

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.

Care.com

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.

Website: www.caretransitions.org/care-transitions-for-patients-and-family-caregivers

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: http://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

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.

Website: www.homeinstead.com

Phone: 1-800-640-3914

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.

For more information or to register, contact Dorothy Moon at dmoon@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4392 or Fran Cook at fcook@jslmi.org or (248) 592-5032

Website: Jewish Vocational Service- Support Groups

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/

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

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

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

Request caregiver resources

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