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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 here are several reliable Federal and State informational and guidance resources for seniors and the elderly:
- COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults from the CDC
- COVID-19 Resources for Senior Centers from the NCOA
- Information from ElderCare.gov on COVID-19
Administration on Aging (AoA)
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Information, Advocacy, Benefits for people over 50
Toll free: 888/OUR-AARP (687-2277), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Driving and Community Mobility: www.aota.org/en/Practice/Productive-Aging/Driving.aspx.
Find A Driving Specialist: myaota.aota.org/driver_search/index.aspx.
Eldercare Locator – Search for providers/resources
Toll Free: 800/677-1116, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST
LeadingAge is also a part of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging that spans thirty countries across the globe. Website provides listings of adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities, and nursing homes.
All information pertaining to Medicare Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Toll Free: 800/633-4227 (V), 877/486-2048 (TTY)
Caregiver Resources: Help for family caregivers, those who are family members or friends who help people with Medicare, access valuable health care information, services, and resources.
Medicare Rights Center – Independent source of health care information and assistance in the U.S. for people with Medicare
National Helpline: 800/333-4114
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC)
A program of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, administered by Easterseals and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.
Toll Free: 866/983-3222
Resources and Publications: www.nadtc.org/resources-publications.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA)
Helping older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible through advocacy, promotion, improvement and facilitation.
National Center on Elder Abuse
The NCEA serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. First established by the AoA in the 1992 amendments made to Title II of the Older Americans Act.
Toll Free: 800/677-1116 Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm excluding federal holidays
Elder abuse helplines and hotlines by state: ncea.acl.gov/Resources/State.aspx.
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