Resources

Resources

  • Educational event for drivers 65+ car-fit.org
  • Assist Guide Information Services checklists and assessments www.agis.com

Articles related to Caregiving

National Caregivers Library, www.caregiverslibrary.com and www.centerforpositiveaging.org

Georgia Cares

Georgia Cares is a private-public partnership, administered by the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS).  Georgia Cares is a volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased and factual information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and SMP (formerly Senior Medicare Patrol).  Georgia Cares local office:  1-866-55AGING (1-866-552-4464)

Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs

  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) launched a new strategy to inform relatives and caregivers of low-income Medicare beneficiaries about the “extra help” available to assist them with the cost of the Prescription Drug Program.
  • Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs! Depending on your income and resources, you may be able to get help paying for your premiums, annual deductible, and the cost of medications covered by your plan, with an average value of $4,000 per year.
  • socialsecurity.gov/extrahelp
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Extra Help Online Application
  • Find your Social Security Office Here: Local Social Security Office: 1-800-772-1213/TTY: 1-800-325-0778 from 7 am -7pm

Caregiver -Support

  • AARP 1-888-687-2277 aarp.org/caregiving
  • Caregiver Action Network (202)44-3970      caregiveraction.org
  • Caregiver Media Group 1-800-829-2734 caregiver.com
    Caregiver Teleconnections 1-866-390-6491  No website
  • ElderCare Locator 1-800-677-1116   elderlocator.gov
  • Family Caregiver Alliance caregiver.org
  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (229)928-1234 rcicaregiving@gsw.edu
  • rosalynncarter.org/caregiverresources
  • WellSpouse Association (Jan Rabinowitz GA Chapter) wellspouse.org

Georgia – Specific

  • ALS Association-GA Chapter 1-888-636-9940
  • Alzheimer’s Association-GA Chapter (404) 728-1181 alz.org/georgia
  • Atlanta Regional Commission (404)463-3100 atlantaregional.com
  • Common Courtesy (Transportation – Bob Carr) ccrides.org
  • Eden Alternative – Change opinion & treatment of people in facilities
  • Culture Change of Georgia (Kim McRea) culturechangega.org
  • Division of Aging (404)657-5258 aging.dch.georgia.gov
  • Friends of Disabled Adults & Children (Medical Equipment) www.fodac.org
  • Georgia Council on Aging www.gcoa.org
  • Georgia Depart of Community Health dch.georgia.gov
  • Georgia Department of Human Services (404)656-5680            dhs.georgia.gov
  • Georgia Department of Veterans Services veterans.georgia.gov
  • Georgia Free Clinic Network gfcn.org
  • Georgia Senior Living Association gsla.org
  • The Alzheimer’s Store (Assistive Technology & Devices) 1-800-752-3238, www.alzstore.com

Elder Law Attorneys

  • The Law Office of Paul Black, 2002 Summit Blvd., NE, Ste 300, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-410-6820
  • Paul@georgia-estatelaw.com
  • Brannon Napier Elder Law, 2900 Chamblee Tucker Rd., Bldg 14, Ste 100, Atlanta GA 30341
  • 770-854-0688, www.Georgia-elderlaw.com
  • The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, 315 W. Ponce de Leon, 3600 Decatur, GA 30030, Victoria Collier, Attorney, www.elderlawgeorgia.com, 404-419-7155
  • Nelson Elder Care Law, Cindy Nelson, Attorney, 2230 Towne Lake Pkwy, 900-200, Woodstock, GA 30189, 678-250-9355, www.nelsonelderlaw.com

Government

  • Administration on Aging aoa.gov
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR)1-800-438-4380, www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers
  • Institute on Health 800-222-2225 nia.nih.gov
  • Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040          irs.gov
  • National Clearing House for Long Term Care Inf., 202-619-0724, www.longtermcare.gov
  • National Council on Aging, 571-527-3900, www.benefitscheckup.org
  • National Institute on Aging/National NIH Senior Health, 1-800-222-2225, www.nihseniorhealth.gov
  • Medicare 800-633-4227, www.medicare.gov
  • Medicaid 800-877-2323, www.medicaid.gov
  • Social Security Administration, 800-772-1213n www.ssa.gov
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program, www.shipcenter.org
  • Tricare Military Benefits, www.tricare.mil
  • S Health & Human Services, www.hhs.gov
  • VA Benefits, 800-827-1000, www.benefits.va.gov/benefits
  • Veteran Caregiver, www.veterancaregiver.com
  • S. Health & Human Services, www.hhs.gov

In-Home Counseling

  • Laura Jalbert, LCSW, 678-637-7166, www.lcjalbert@mindfultransitions.com
  • Johanna Gardner, LCSW, 770-414-9724, www.agingcare.com
    Medicare covers counseling and may cover coming to your home
  • Pat Rich, Time to Thrive Counseling, 404-325-1747, pr@timetothrivecounseling.com

National Associations

  • AAA Senior Driving, www.seniordriving.aaa.com
  • Alzheimer’s Association, 1-800-3900 (available 24/7), www.alz.org
  • Alzheimer’s Georgia Chapter, 404-728-1181 www.alz.org/georgia
  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 1-866-232-8484, www.alzfdn.org
  • American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345, www.cancer.org
  • American Diabetes Association, 1-800-342-2383, www.diabetes.org
  • American Heart Association, 1-800-242-8721, www.heart.org
  • American Parkinson Disease Association, 404-325-2020, www.apdageorgia.org/GA
  • Easter Seals, www.easterseals.com
  • Leading Age, www.leadingage.org
  • Melvin Weinstein Parkinson Foundation, 757-313-9729
  • National Adult Day Services 1-877-745-1440, www.nadsa.org
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health, 1-866-783-2645, www.healthyamericas.or
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 1-800-872-0888, www.n4a.org
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, www.naela.org
  • National Association for Home Care & Hospice, 202-547-7424, www.nahc.org
  • National Association of Social Workers, www.socialworkers.org
  • National Family Caregivers, 202-454-3970, www.caregiveraction.org
  • National Hospice & Palliative Care Org., 1-800-646-6460, www.nhpco.org
  • National Institute of Neurological Disease & Stroke, www.ninds.nih.gov
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1-800-344-4867, www.nationalmssociety.org
  • National Organization for Rare Disorders, 203-744-0100, www.rarediseases.org
  • NIH Senior Health, 1-800-222-2225, www.nihseniorhealth.org
  • Parkinson Foundation, 1-800-473-4636, www.parkinson.org
  • Pioneer Network in Culture Change, 585-287-6436, www.pioneernetwork.net
  • SAGECAP, 212-741-2247, www.sageusa.org/sagecap

Prescription Assistance

  • Needy Meds., 1-800-503-6897, www.needymeds.org
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance, www.pparx.org
  • Rx Assist, www.rxassist.org
  • Rx Compare, www.maprx.info
  • Rx Outreach, 1-800-769-3880, www.rxoutreach.org
  • Good Rx, 1-855-268-2822, www.goodrx.com (compare pharmacies)

Professional Care Services Providers

Aging Life Care (formerly Geriatric Care Managers), www.aginglifecare.org

 

 

 

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