08 October 2014
Senior Services Finder: Where to Get Help

Whether you’re moving into retirement or trying to find senior care for a parent, you aren’t alone. The state of Nevada and the federal government  both provide services to senior citizens.  Here are some important Nevada state and federal resources that can help you and your loved ones as they age.

Nevada Loves Seniors

The climate is warm and dry, activities range from outback treks into Nevada’s mountain regions to the excitement and glitter of top-notch entertainment across the state. Nevada loves seniors and offers quality services to back up our senior residents.

Start your search for senior care services at Nevada’s Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.1 Here you’ll find a complete list of programs to help keep our senior population healthy, active, and happy.

This one website provides links and contact information for a range of services our seniors may require, including:

  • Advocate for Elders
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Elder Protective Services
  • Homemaker Program
  • Personal Assistance Services
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

There’s even a Taxi Assistance Program (TAP) that provides discounted coupons for Nevada residents 60 years or older. This can save a lot of money on medical office visits, while lessening the burden of worry on the adult children of seniors who need to get from here to there.

Stop by Nevada’s Programs For Seniors for the help, advice and other elder services you or a loved one requires. From financial aid to a list of senior friendly activities, Nevada takes care of its older residents in a number of important ways.

Seniors Also Get Help from the Federal Government

The federal government also delivers services to seniors – many free or steeply discounted – saving money, worry, and headaches for our elderly population – and the federal government makes it easy to find the exact services you need.

Stop by the government’s Eldercare Locator to find the right services for you or a senior member of your family.2  This website provides links to a variety of federal agencies tasked with improving the lives of seniors,including:

U.S. Administration on Aging, an excellent resource on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to caregiving options for your loved one.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) For Older People has lots of information on health issues, including excellent tips to keep yourself healthy for a long, active retirement.

Go4Life is a federally-sponsored benefits website that provides useful information on keeping fit in your Golden Years – and all the information is free.

Got a Medicare question? Medicare.gov provides access to information and assistance with Medicare questions and issues. Don’t try to figure it out yourself. Call Medicare directly and get the answers and help you need with your government-sponsored healthcare.

Looking for something to do in retirement? How about helping your community through The Senior Corp, a network of programs that utilizes the experience, skills and talents of older citizens to meet challenges in their communities.

The Veterans Administration can also provide information and medical services to those who have served our country. You’ll learn all about benefits for vets, and the services this important administration provides.

The State ofNevada, in conjunction with the federal government, provides a long list of services for seniors. Whether you’re looking for reliable information, financial assistance, or you want to enroll in a state or federal program, you’ll find a good place to start your research online.

Get in touch with Nevada’s Aging and Disabilities Division, and stop by the federal government’s Eldercare Locator website to find solutions for our growing population of seniors. You could be just a click away from the help you need.

  1. http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/Seniors/
  2. www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Resources/Federal_Websites.aspx

 

The information provided is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal or business advice.

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