As we age we face new challenges we or our families may not be prepared for. Once we realize a challenge is bigger than what we can handle we have to find the right person, office or agency to help us. This is a list of resources and websites that may be useful.
The Directory of Elder Resources for Santa Cruz County by SEAGO (South East Arizona Government Organization) is a great resource to start with. We might have a problem with our social security or be looking for a safer place to live or need some sort of assistance. This directory lists agencies, centers and websites whose business is to help us deal with these issues.
These are the headings from the table of contents:
Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation,Adaptive Aids and Devices/Loan Closets, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Area Agency on Aging, Assisted Living, Behavioral Health Services, Benefits (Social Security and Veterans), Caregiving/Case Management, Credit Problems, Dental, Diabetes, Discounts/Refunds, Food, Funeral Homes/Grief Support, Guardian and Conservator Services, Hearing, Home Health, Hospice, Service, Hospital, Housing, Information and Assistance,In-Home Supportive Services, Legal Services, Medical Insurance, Medical Services, Medications, Mental Health Services, Nursing Home, Police and Emergency Numbers; Scams, Consumer, and Fraud Issues; Senior Center/Nutrition Sites, Transportation, Veterans, Vision, Volunteer Opportunities.