Categories of information and helpful links to other web sites are bulleted below. Browse this page to find a helpful site — links are arranged by subject matter in alphabetical order.
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- National Health Care Decision Day: A resource for numerous Advanced Directive documents and information.
Aging – general information
- Administration on Aging
- Eldercare Locater: Find aging services in any area of the United States.
- National Institute on Aging
- Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Virginia Department for the Aging: Includes an extensive list of resources and helpful links available on the web.
- SeniorNavigator.org: A comprehensive source of information relating to aging issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- GovBenefits: On-line questionnaire to determine benefits that may be available to you.
- Virginia Food Stamp Program: Eligibility Screening and On-line Application
- National Institutes of Health – Caregiver Guide
- National Institutes of Health – News in Health
Commonwealth of Virginia
- Attorney General of Virginia
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
- Virginia Department of Social Services
- Virginia Easy Access: Web based information for seniors and adults with disabilities and the providers that support them.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources
- The disAbility Resource Center
- Senior Resources – National Association of the Deaf
- Virginia Relay: A free public service that makes it possible for people with speech or hearing loss to carry on a phone conversation with everyone who uses a standard phone. Dial 711 to use Virginia Relay.
- Federal Government’s Official Website
- Resources for Senior Citizens
- Social Security Administration
Fredericksburg Regional Transit
Geriatric Case Management
- Grandriver: GrandDriver is an educational resource designed to provide Virginians with information and resources about staying safe and mobile as they age.
- Senior Housing Locator
- Virginia Housing Search: provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs.
- Central Rappahannock Regional Libray: A fabulous library website. Look here for information on the library as well as Community Web; a free World Wide Web service for community and civic organizations.
Local Health Care
Long-term Care Information
- Compare Assisted Living Facilities: The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of assisted living
facilities in Virginia. Assisted living favilities (ALFs) are non-medical residential settings that provide or coordinate personnel and health care services, 24-hour supervision, and assistance for the care of four or more adults who are aged, infirm or disabled.
- Compare Nursing Homes: The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed
information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified
nursing home in the country.
- National Care Planning Council: A resource site for long-term care.
- National Clearing House for Long-Term Care: Information on understanding, planning and paying for long-term care.
- National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center: The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance to the 53 state long-term care ombudsmanprograms and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional programs.
- Paying for Senior Care: Provides a Resource Locator Tool to help families find the financial resources they require for the home care, assisted living or long term care of their loved ones.
- Virginia Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Advocate for older persons receiving long term care services, whether the care is provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility, or through community-based services to assist persons still living at home. We provide older Virginians, their families and the public with information, advocacy, and assistance to help resolve care problems.
- Extra Help: Offers help with prescription drug costs. You may be able to get extra help to pay for the premiums, annual deductible, and co-payments related the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program
- Medicare Part D: Find and enroll in a Medicare Part D plan. Medicare prescription drug coverage is available to everyone with Medicare regardless of income, health status, or how you pay for prescription drugs today.
Prescription Drug Information
- Project Lifesaver:
(Currently available in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Caroline,
Spotsylvania and Stafford) Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology
and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the
Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking
signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the
person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer’s area and
starts searching with the mobile locater tracking system. Search times have been
reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 1000 searches, there have been
no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average less than 30
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