Aging – General Information

AARP

Administration on Aging

Administration on Aging – Find aging services in any area of the United States

Grand Driver – GrandDriver is an educational resource designed to provide Virginians with information and resources about staying safe and mobile as they age.

National Institute on Aging

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Virginia Department for the Aging Includes an extensive list of resources available.

Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging

SeniorNavigator A comprehensive source of information relating to aging issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association

Care Management

Aging Life Care Association

Mid-Atlantic Geriatric Care Managers Association

Caregiver Information

Betty Bazemore Memorial Respite Grant

National Institutes of Health – Caregiver Guide

National Institutes of Health – News in Health

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 minutes.

The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program

Commonwealth of Virginia

Attorney General of Virginia

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Virginia Department of Social Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources

The disAbility Resource Center

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.

Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for an Emergency

Preparing Your Pets for an Emergency

Federal Government

Federal Government’s Official Web Site

Medicare

Social Security Administration

Guardianship

Bridges Senior Care Solutions, Inc

Local Government

Caroline

City of Fredericksburg

King George

Spotsylvania

Stafford

Long Term Care

Compare Assisted Living FacilitiesThe primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of assisted living facilities in Virginia. Assisted living facilities (ALFs) are non-medical residential settings that provide or coordinate personal 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 HomesThe 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 Clearinghouse for Long-Term CareInformation on Understanding, Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care.

National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource CenterThe National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Partnership for Long Term Care – a public-private venture designed to encourage and reward Virginians for planning ahead for future long-term care needs.

Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance

Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care

Mental Health

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

Medicare Insurance and Public Benefits

Medicare

Medicare Interactive

Medicare Rights Center

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

My Medicare Matters – A simple guide designed to help individuals learn more about the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage known as Medicare Part D.

Medigap/Supplemental

Virginia State Corporation Commission Bureau of Insurance

Access to Health Insurance / Resources for Care

Medicaid

Medicaid Services

Medicare Saving Program

Prescription Assistance

Medicare Part DFind 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.

Extra HelpOffers help with prescription drug costs. You may be able to get extra help to pay for the premiums, annual deductible, and co-payments related to the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program.

Prescription Assistance ProgramsHelps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

PPA – Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Rx Assist – Patient Assistance Programs

Your Right to Decide

Advanced Directives

Information about Advanced Directives

Virginia Advanced Directive Form

Five Wishes

Virginia Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment