- General Resource List for Family Caregivers/Aging Services
- Dallas County Resources
- Recursos Para Cuidadores Familiares
- Texas Area Agencies on Aging Directory
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age. It has many articles, tools, and resources for family caregivers on its website.
Be sure to check out AARP's Financial Workbook for Family Caregivers - A practical guide focused on health, housing, and money management.
The Administration for Community Living (ALC) is the principal agency of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services designated to carry out the provisions of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (OAA), as amended (42 U.S.C.A. § 3001 et seq.). The OAA promotes the well-being of older individuals by providing services and programs designed to help them live independently in their homes and communities. The Act also empowers the federal government to distribute funds to the states for supportive services for individuals over the age of 60.
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) across the country seek to address the frustrations many older adults, people with disabilities, and family members experience when trying to learn about and access long-term services and supports.
ADRCs raise visibility about the full range of available options; provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance; empower people to make informed decisions about their long-term services and supports; and help people access public and private programs. ADRCs provide unbiased, reliable information and counseling to people with all levels of income.
The Texas Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are highly visible and trusted places where people of all ages, incomes, and disabilities can go to get information and one-on-one counseling on the full range of long-term services and supports available in Texas. The ADRCs provide:
- a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for individuals;
- easy access to information and one-on-one options counseling to assist consumers in exploring a full range of long-term services and supports to meet their needs and/or situations; and
- resources and services that support the needs of family caregivers.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Tarrant County (ADRC) serves people who are 60 or older or have a disability and their caregivers. It empowers people by helping them understand their options and successfully connecting them with the services and supports they need. Its partners include the Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County, MHMR Tarrant, Texas Health and Human Services, and the United Way of Tarrant County.
Texas Health and Human Services has compiled the Texas forms for advance directives. These are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. Advance directive provide a way to communicate your wishes to family, friends and health care professionals, and to avoid confusion later on.
Visit the Texas Health and Human Services website to learn more about the Advance Directives law.
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The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has a broad range of support services for family caregivers, including Caregiver Support Coordination, Respite Care, Caregiver Information Services, and Caregiver Counseling.
- Either the caregiver or care receiver must live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell or Wise County;
- The caregiver must be:
- caring for someone who is at least 60 years of age;
- caring for someone who has Alzheimer's or a related dementia:
- be at least 55 years of age and have primary custody of a grandchild who is under the age of 18; or
- be at least 55 years of age and care for a relative who has severe disabilities
- not paid for his/her services
Some programs, such as Caregiver Support Coordination, have additional eligibility criteria.
Learn more: https://www.nctcog.org/aging-services/caregivers
The Alzheimer's Association provides education and support to those facing Alzheimer's and other dementias, including those living with the disease, family caregivers, health care professionals, and families; advocates for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's disease; and advances critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
Serving Anderson, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Navarro, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.
Learn more: https://www.alz.org/dallasnetexas
ALZConnected®, powered by the Alzheimer's Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia, including:
- People with the disease.
- Family members.
- Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer's.
Learn more: https://alzconnected.org/
When facing Alzheimer's disease, there are a lot of things to consider. Alzheimer's Navigator helps guide caregivers to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking them to information, support and local resources.
Create an Action Plan here: https://www.alzheimersnavigator.org/
The Alzheimer’s Association website, alz.org®, is a rich resource designed to inform and educate multiple audiences, including those living with the disease, caregivers, volunteers, and professional health care providers. Its content covers everything from the basics of Alzheimer’s to support groups to global research efforts.
ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the $57.4 billion cleaning products industry.
Learn more: https://www.cleaninginstitute.org/
MedicaidPlanningAssistance.org is a free service provided by the American Council on Aging.
"Helping Americans obtain the Medicaid long term care they require"
Learn more: https://www.medicaidplanningassistance.org/
The moving force behind the work of the American Diabetes Association is a network of more than 565,000 volunteers, a membership of more than 540,000 people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, a professional society of nearly 20,000 health care professionals, as well as more than 250 staff members.
Learn more: https://www.diabetes.org/
The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.
Since 1921, AFB has been a leader in expanding possibilities for the over 32 million Americans living with vision loss. A national nonprofit, we champion access and equality, and stand at the forefront of new technologies and evidence-based advocacy. We address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss and their families, breaking down societal barriers and promoting broad systemic change. Like Helen Keller, AFB's most famous ambassador, they are committed to creating a more equitable world for people with disabilities.
Learn more: https://www.afb.org/
Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide and a leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association is a relentless force for a healthier world with fewer strokes. It funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides lifesaving tools and information.
The Dallas-based association was created in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association.
Learn more: https://www.stroke.org/