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In many communities, there are services and programs to help seniors and people with disabilities with a variety of personal activities. Below is a listing of some home services and programs that are found in most communities:

  1. Adult day care
  2. Meal programs (like Meals-on-Wheels)
  3. Senior centers
  4. Friendly visitor programs
  5. Help with shopping and transportation
  6. Help with legal questions, bill paying, or other financial matters
  7. Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) waiver program

The Eldercare Locator is a national service that helps older adults and their caregivers find home and community-based services in their communities. The Eldercare locator can also provide you with contact information to your local Area Agency on Aging. Area Agencies on Aging are local level organizations that coordinate a comprehensive range of services to promote the independence and dignity of older adults. Older adults and their caregivers can contact their local Area Agency on Aging to receive help in accessing services in their community that include in-home supportive services, nutrition services, transportation, elder rights and protection assistance, and caregiver support services. Some of these services are free. For example, some volunteer groups may provide help with housekeeping, paying bills, and help with shopping and transportation at no cost. Generally, senior centers don’t cost anything. Other community services are available for a cost. Cost can vary depending on where you live and the type of service or program you need. You can also contact Eldercare Locator by calling 1-800-677-1116.

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