Elder Resources

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.

http://seago.org/sites/default/files/SantaCruzElderResources%2012.6.13.pdf

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.