Allegheny County

AARP
AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.

Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services
Adult day services provide welcome relief to caregivers, as well as a wealth of activities for seniors in need of social interaction.

Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging
The Area Agency on Aging assists Allegheny County residents, 60 years of age and older, to live safe, healthy and, when possible, independent lives.

Allegheny County Caregiver
http://caregiverblog.familylinks.org
Allegheny County Caregiver’s goal is to support people taking care of a loved one. They are based in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and all the resources we talk about are specific to this county.

Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association provides vital services and support to those individuals struggling with the disease, their families and caregivers.

Caregiving Assistance
Caregiving assistance
Volunteer assistance and support is offered to caregivers who want to keep loved ones at home despite disabilities or chronic illnesses, yet may not have the funds to arrange for the other types of fee-based in-home services.

Caregivers First Initiative
Caregivers First Initiative
The Caregivers First Initiative is a free service that helps caregivers manage stress and learn strategies to cope and care for themselves.

Caregiver Support Tips
Caregiver support and tips
There are many forms of support that can help keep your loved one living independently for as long as possible, while taking into consideration your needs as a caregiver.

Caregiver Websites
Caregiver websites
Whether you are caring for a spouse, aging parent, dear friend or others in your community, these websites offer a wealth of information about various aspects of the caregiving experience.

Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance
Family Caregiver Alliance supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Family Caregiver Support Program
Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP)
The Family Caregiver Support Program assists the family caregiver who is taking care of an older relative or friend whom wants to remain independent in their own home.

Geriatric Care Managers
Geriatric Care Managers
A private professional geriatric care manager helps to coordinate and manage the care of older adults.

Home Health Agencies
Home Health Agencies
A staff member from a home health agency will come to your residence to talk with you about your needs and ask some questions about your health. The home health agency will work with you and your doctor to develop your plan of care.

Home Health Agencies Checklist
Home Health Agencies Checklist
Some considerations when looking for a home health agency.

Hope Grows
Hope Grows
Hope Grows provides an environment that empowers the caregiver to tell their story, engage in short breaks (respite), and participate in counseling and support as necessary.

In-Home Service, Non-Medical Care
In-Home Service, Non-Medical Care
Private duty home care is a type of non-medical home care service that enables older adults to remain confident and comfortable in our own homes.

Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney
Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney
The only Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney form endorsed by both doctors and lawyers in Pennsylvania — available for free.

Medicare
Medicare.gov
Medicare is a health insurance program for people ages 65 and older; people under age 65 with certain disabilities; and people of all ages with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.)

National Council on Aging
National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging has tools and resources available to help older adults or caregivers of a senior stay independent.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying and their loved ones.

Underinsured or Uninsured Resource Guide
Underinsured or Uninsured Resource Guide
A guide to health care resources in Allegheny County.

Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Southwest
United Way 2-1-1
2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week via phone, text, and chat, and assists people in getting the information and referrals they need to gain financial stability, remain in their homes, keep the heat on, among other critical needs.