PBS has an excellent webpage called Caring for Your Parents. It includes a video, tip sheets, checklists, questionnaires, and recommended readings.
They also have a new documentary titled Caring for Mom and Dad
Caring Matters is a 14 video series designed to educate you about the various aspects of caregiving.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center
Information about early-stage, middle-stage, or late-stage caregiving. 24/7 Helpline – 1-800-272-3900
Aging with Dignity’s 5 Wishes
End of life planning resources
Five Wishes lets your family and doctors know:
- Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can’t make them.
- The kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want.
- How comfortable you want to be.
- How you want people to treat you.
- What you want your loved ones to know.
Familywize Prescription Savings Card offers drug savings for seniors.
Know a senior looking to save on medicine? NCOA is partnering with FamilyWize to offer a free savings card that can help anyone, with or without insurance, get the best price for their prescriptions at participating pharmacies. The card may provide savings to you if you need to purchase drugs that do not appear on your Part D plan formulary (or approved drug list).
The National Council on Aging offers tips and resources for budgeting, saving, setting financial goals, and finding work.
—Local Caregiving Resources—
Silver Linings – Senior Counseling Whether your home is in an assisted living facility, retirement community, or a private home, if you find that you have questions or concerns about your health or mental state, please reach out. Silver Linings offers confidential on and off site services to meet your needs, and we accept several major insurances including Medicare, BCBS of North Carolina and many others, and of course self pay. At Silver Linings we specialize in counseling the elderly, and also offer counseling support services to their families. 1220 SE Maynard Road, Suite 202 | Cary North Carolina 27511 | 919-272-6220 | http://silverliningsnc.com/
The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association offers programs and support services, information, referral, educatin and advocacy to this area. For info, call 919-803-8285 or visit their website at alz.org/nc Their national 24/7 helpline is staffed by trained professionals: 800-272-3900.
Project CARE – Dementia Specific Support for family caregivers. Through the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services. Bringing together family-centered and caregiver-focused community care networks to meet the needs, values, and preferences of Alzheimer’s families.
The N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing provides telephones and other related equipment to eligible North Carolina residents with a hearing loss or speech impairment.
- (919)-874-2212 V/TTY
- (919)-890-0859 VP
- (800)-851-6099 V/TTY
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
is a consumer information division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that assists with Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, and long-term care insurance questions.
For more information call 1-855-408-1212 or visit www.ncshiip.com
Early Stage Alzheimer’s Support Group for People with Dementia (through the Alzheimer’s Association) is an 8-week education and support program for people with early-stage dementia and their care partners.
Contact their 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900 for details or go online at www.alz.org/nc
Eye On Health “Care For You and Your Parents”
Local Radio Show Focuses on Caregiving Concerns
Transitions Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center
Guiding Lights has been designed solely with caregivers in mind. It is our goal to have the very best resources and means of support for all local family and professional caregivers, that we might maximally diminish the fear, doubt, and overwhelming stress that accompany this very important aspect of family life.
A 501(c)3 private nonprofit organization.
Guiding Lights also has a comprehensive resources guide page – http://www.guidinglightsnc.org/caregiving-resources.php
Resources For Seniors serves senior and disabled adults in Wake County, NC, by providing home- and community-based services and information so that they can maximize their choices for independence, comfort, safety, security and well-being.
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