The 28 area agencies on aging (AAA) in Texas provide services to help people age 60 and older. Their family members and caregivers receive the information and assistance they need in locating and accessing community services. Services vary by community but may include:
- Information, referral, and assistance
- Benefits counseling and legal assistance
- Care coordination
- Caregiver support services
- In-home support services
- Legal awareness
- Nutrition services
- Ombudsman Program
Services are targeted to those with the greatest economic and social needs. Particular attention is paid to people with low-incomes, older people who belong to minority groups, and older people residing in rural areas. In addition, family members and other caregivers may receive information and services on behalf of the older person for whom they are providing care.
Use the Eldercare Locator to find an AAA near you: https://eldercare.acl.gov/
Find out if a loved one, or you, qualify for public benefits via Benefits Check Up, a service of the National Council on Aging.
Learn more: https://www.benefitscheckup.org/find-my-benefits/#/prescreen
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMS serves the public as a trusted partner and steward, dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding coverage, and improving health outcomes.
Learn more: https://www.cms.gov/
Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration For Community Living that connects callers with services for older adults and their families.
Learn more: https://eldercare.acl.gov/
The mission of the Federal Trade Commission is to protect consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
Complaints about identity theft may be submitted to https://www.identitytheft.gov/ or to https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/
Learn more: https://www.ftc.gov/
This US government department is responsible for national policy and programs that address America’s housing needs, that improve and develop communities and enforce fair housing laws.
Looking for housing options for yourself, an aging parent, relative, or friend? Do some research first to determine what kind of assistance or living arrangement you need; what your health insurance might cover; and what you can afford. Then check here for financial assistance resources and guides for making the right choice.
Talk to a HUD-approved housing counselor if you have questions about your situation.
Learn more: https://www.hud.gov/topics/information_for_senior_citizens