Helpful Links

Below are some links to sites and organizations that you might find helpful:

MichiganHomeCareGuide.com
http://www.michiganhomecareguide.com
An on-line resource managed by the Area Agency on Aging dedicated to helping seniors, family caregivers and people with chronic illness or disabilities find quality, in-home care.  Make information care decisions by reading ratings and reviews on home health care companies by individuals who have used their services.  Find out which companies offer care in your area and search articles on caregiving, aging and chronic conditions.

National Family Caregiver Association
http://www.nfcacares.org/
A site loaded with resources for educating caregivers through classes, workshops and online resources.  Connects caregivers through message boards and support groups.

Families USA
http://www.familiesusa.org/
Provides useful “Tools for Advocacy” section for Medicare and Prescription Drug issues, including guides, action kits and tip sheets for related issues.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
http://www.n4a.org/
N4A provides Advocacy Alerts along with useful talking points to use when presenting your cause to elected officials.

Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan
www.mi-seniors.net
The Area Agency on Aging Association of Michigan is the public policy, training and advocacy office for Michigan’s Area Agencies on Aging.

Elderlaw of Michigan
www.elderlawofmi.org
Their Benefit Enrollment Center will screen for a variety of programs that include help with

  • the unemployed and the uninsured
  • paying medical premiums and prescription drugs
  • utility payment programs
  • home improvement services
  • tax credit assistance
  • food assistance

VolunteerWashtenaw.org

Volunteeer Washtenaw Logo

An organization in Washtenaw county that helps connect people with volunteer opportunities.

State of Michigan Pension Tax
Michigan.gov/getanswers
The Governor’s office is launching an educational effort to help Michigan residents understand Michigan’s Retirement Income Exemptions.  Attached you will find some helpful tools to share with your networks. There is also a website and toll-free number that individuals can visit/call to get more information. Michigan.gov/getanswers

ParentGiving.com
Home Safety
A website article that provides information on home and bath safety to help prevent or reduce falls in older adults who are still living in their home.