Home Care Resources

What Kind of Home Care is Needed?
Caring for a senior or someone with a chronic illness can be a difficult and confusing road – from navigating the red tape of insurance and Medicare reimbursement to deciding on the most appropriate place to live. Click here for information on the types of care available.

How Do You Pay for Home Care?
Who will pay for the home care services needed and how does this work? This can be the most difficult aspect of arranging home care, and it is often the ultimate decision maker. Click here for information on how to pay for home care services in Arizona.

ARIZONA RESOURCES

The following is a sampling of resources within Arizona – from food and energy assistance to volunteer agencies. We hope you find these resources helpful.

HELP Line 24 hour Senior HELP Line: 602-264-4357

Area Agency on Aging, Phoenix Metro Area
This agency can provide information on services for family members and seniors 60+, such as meals at home, congregate meals, socialization, respite care, caregiver training and support groups, adult day care, personal care, lifeline emergency response and other care services. The Phoenix Chapter is called Region One. www.aaaphx.org

Arizona Attorney General’s Elder Affairs Program: 602-542-2124
Arizona Long Term Care: 602-417-6000
Dept of Economic Security Aging and Adult Administration: 602-542-4446
Maricopa County Public Fiduciary: 602-506-5804
National Eldercare Locator: 1-800-677-1116
Administration on Aging: 602-262-7379
Arizona Senior Referral Service: 602-841-9236
Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers Program (VICAP): 602-285-0543
Senior Corps Senior Companion Program: 602-262-6899
Widowed Persons Service: 480-893-3137
Energy Resource – City of Phoenix Pace Program: 602-262-6631
Energy Resource – Utility & Telephone Discount Program: 602-542-6600

FOOD RESOURCES

Food Stamps Assistance Program: 602-542-9935
Food Resource – Salvation Army: 480-833-8322
Food Resource – Mt Calvary Baptist Church: 480-899-3520
Food Resource – Paz De Cristo (Not Fridays): 480-464-2370
Food Resource – Assoc of Arizona Food Banks: 1-800-445-1914
Food Resource – St. Mary’s Food Bank: 602-352-3640
Food Resource – St. Vincent De Paul (Not Fridays): 602-254-3338

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Long Term Care
The federal long term care insurance program.
www.ltcfeds.com

Alzheimer’s
A national network of chapters committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping those affected by the disease.
www.alz.org

Parkinson’s
The National Parkinson Foundation website provide resources for patients and caregivers.
www.parkinson.org

Heart Attack
This site includes information on all cardiovascular diseases, their warning signs, and prevention.
www.americanheart.org

Stroke
National Stroke Association’s site provides information on stroke prevention, stroke risk factors, and stroke symptoms.
www.stroke.org

Fall Prevention
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention details how to identify elderly who are at risk for falls, and how to prevent falls in those individuals.
www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/preventadultfalls.htm

The National Alliance for Caregiving
The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy.
www.caregiving.org

Asbestos
This website is the leading resource on mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the lungs that is primarily caused by asbestos exposure.
www.asbestos.com

Wellness
Arizona Living Well Institute (evidence based healthy living workshops)
www.azlwi.org