Find free care guides, legal checklists, care options and an online community that supports all types of The basic unit in society traditionally consisted of two parents and their children but the family has now been expanded to include any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family. caregivers.
Provides an online directory of adult day care centers in Virginia that offer health, social and support services.
National Center on Caregiving
The mission of Family A person who provides needed help to someone of any age who is ill or injured and unable to care for themselves. They may provide emotional support, physical assistance, financial assistance, or other types of help. Alliance (FCA) is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care. For over 40 years, FCA has provided services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease recognized as the most common form of dementia. It usually starts in late middle age or in old age and results in progressive memory loss, impaired thinking, disorientation, and changes in personality and mood. The degeneration of brain neurons especially in the cerebral cortex and the presence of neurofibrillary tangles and plaques containing beta-amyloid help to diagnosis it on testing. and other types of dementia. Our services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services, and legal/financial consultation vouchers. Ongoing support is available with FCA, also now on a digital service platform. FCA is a longtime advocate for caregivers in the areas of policy, health and social system development, research, and public awareness, on the state, national and international levels.
The services, education programs, and resources from FCA are designed with caregivers’ needs in mind and offer support, tailored information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving.
|FCA CareJourney is a secure online solution for quality information, support, and resources for family caregivers.|
|►||Family Care Navigator, sponsored by the NCC, helps caregivers locate support services state-by-state.|
|►||National Center on Caregiving (NCC) unites research, policy, and practice to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective programs and policies for caregivers in every state.|
|►||Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center is the CRC for the six-county San Francisco Bay Area, operated by FCA. Our Family Consultants work closely with families caring for ill or elderly loved ones.|
Information, education and services for family caregivers, including the Family Care Navigator, a state-by-state list of services and assistance.
FCSP services for family caregivers are provided through local area agencies on aging (AAAs) and include:
– Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training
– Respite care
– Limited supplemental services, such as transportation and home modifications
To be connected to your local AAA within Virginia, call:
– Adults age 18 and older caring for someone who meets care receiver eligibility
– Adults age 55 or older who are caring for anyone (that is not their child) over 18 years old with developmental disabilities
– Grandparents or other relatives age 55 or older caring for children (age 18 and under)
– Adults age 60 and older
– Adults with dementia can be any age
Free civic legal services including: Family disputes, consumer issues, housing, government benefits, efforts made to maintain or restore physical, mental, or emotional well-being especially by trained and licensed professionals, and elder law issues.
Bankrate provides a guide, designed to work with assistive technology, to help find resources. Aspiring students with disabilities can use a table of contents to find the best scholarships for them.
Table of contents
- Scholarships for general disabilities
- Scholarships for physical disabilities
- Scholarships for hearing impairments
- Scholarships for visual impairments
- Scholarships for learning disabilities
- Scholarships for autism
- Scholarships for health conditions
- Different types of financial aid
- Getting federal aid – Types of federal aid
- Getting federal aid – Filling out the FAFSA
- Getting federal aid – CTP programs and ABLE accounts
- Getting private aid
- Know your rights
- About this guide
Formerly known as the National Family Caregivers Association, it provides information and education for family caregivers, including a volunteer support network in over 40 states.
Provides legal services for low income and other qualifying residents of Charlottesville, Richmond, and Petersburg metros.
Drivers are required to self-report medical conditions that may impede their driving skills. The DMV is required to investigate the self-reported conditions, reports received from law enforcement, and medical professionals. Drivers are then required to provide adequate documentation from their primary physician to obtain or renew their license. License renewal occurs every 8 years. Older adults (aged 80+) must submit a vision test for renewal of their license.
Government program offers financial assistance to qualifying individuals to help pay for services including:- In-home care – Adult day health care – Respite
TTY: (800) 343-0634
The HIPP Program helps people get insurance or keep insurance they already have by paying for the premiums.
Provides information on issues related to A program that provides palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families. The whole family is considered the unit of care and care extends through their period of mourning. and end-of-life care.
Hospice Care and Resources
HFA is a trusted source of information on end of life, hospice care and grief. Throughout this site you will find information about living with advanced life-limiting illness, options for care and helpful resources for caregivers.
Elder Law Initiative addresses the legal needs of low income elderly population living in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District. A wide range of services is provided including legal representation to individuals on: Consumer issues, housing, public benefits, wills/POA, and protection from
• Improper or excessive use or treatment, physically mistreated
• To use excessively, to injure or damage;
• To inflict physical or emotional mistreatment or injury on (as one’s child) purposely or through negligence or neglect
and Neglect is to give little attention or respect to; To leave undone or unattended through carelessness.
A nonprofit public interest law firm that provides free legal assistance to low income residents of Northern Virginia. The organization provides free, high-quality legal advocacy and information for elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals and families who face the loss of a critical need, such as personal safety, income, housing, medical benefits, education, or family stability.
INCLUDES ALL THIS!
- Interactive online calendar
- Reminder emails sent to participant 1 week and also 1 day prior to date
- Organizer email options. Receive alerts when dates are booked or cancelled
- Ability to list meal preferences and allergies
- Digital gift cards for Grubhub, DoorDash, restaurants, and more
- Organizer and Recipient can book dates for others
- Invitations via email, Faceboook, Twitter, and more
- Easily share updates and photos with family and friends
- Allow participants to make financial contributions
- Editable at any time by organizer or recipient
Provides information about the parts of Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program for
• people aged 65 and over,
• persons eligible for social security disability payments, and
• people who need kidney transplants or dialysis.
It consists of two separate programs: hospital and outpatient medical insurance., what’s new and how to find Medicare plans, facilities or providers.
Professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to aging population. NAELA sponsors continuing education on Elder Law for legal professionals and provides support to other organizations serving aging population, does not provide direct legal guidance to the public.
Report Abuse and Negect -Hearing Impaired – (800) 828-1120
Report Abuse and Negect -Out of State – (804) 786-8536
A free handbook which can be downloaded off the website with legal information and assistance for Senior Citizens in Virginia on topics
TTY: (804) 775-0502
Information on retirement and A disability is a physical, mental, cognitive, or developmental condition that impairs, interferes with or limits a person’s ability to engage in certain tasks or actions or participate in typical daily activities and interactions benefits, including how to sign up.
Information and tools to plan for future long-term care needs.
AAAs offer aging services, including:- Information and assistance, – Care management, – Nutrition services (i.e., Meals on Wheels), – Legal assistance, – Services for family caregivers through the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)
Virginia’s Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus program (CCC+) is a Medicaid is a federally aided state-operated program that provides medical benefits for low incomes people who meet specified eligibility criteria. Individual states determine the benefits covered, program eligibility, rates of payment for providers, and methods of administering the program. waiver that assists the elderly and people with physical disabilities so that they may remain living at home. Family members can be hired are personal care providers, excluding spouses and legal guardians. Services may include: Personal Care, Respite Care is a service that provides caregivers with temporary relief from the stresses and responsibilities of providing care. Skilled or semi-skilled workers take over caregiving responsibility for a brief period, and care can be provided either at home or in another location., Home/Vehicle Modifications, Adult Day Care, Skilled Private Duty Nursing, applies to all family members except spouces
Provides aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential and medical care and services. The Department of Veterans Services also helps veterans and their families to present claims for veterans’ benefits to the federal government and offers veterans low-cost loans to acquire farms and homes.
Assists individuals and families with eligibility questions and problems related to Medicare, including prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D, managed care, long-term care planning, health insurance and other health care issues.
VirginiaNavigator provides free information about local services and educational articles on health, aging, disability, and veterans. You can search using your city/county or zip code to identify resources available in your community
804) 525-7728 (866) 393-0957
A network of non-profit, https://www.swvalegalaid.orgnon-residential, community-based centers, run and controlled by persons with disabilities that offer:- Information and referral, – Peer counseling, – Benefits counseling, – Employment readiness training, – Housing referrals, – Assistive technology services, – Legal aid