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National Resource Center on Native American Aging

Types of Services

  • Adult Day Care
    Provides a protective setting for those who cannot be left alone due to health care and social needs.
  • Assisted Living
    Offers help with non-medical aspects of daily activities in an atmosphere of separate, private living units.
  • Caregiver Programs
    Provides support for caregivers of older adults and some services for grandparents raising grandchildren.
  • Case Management
    Families can get assistance in assessing the needs of older adults and making arrangements for services to help them remain independent.
  • Congregate Meals
    Meals are provided in a senior center or other site where older adults can enjoy a meal and socialize with others.
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Programs
    This service investigates allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation, and interventions in substantiated cases.
  • Emergency Response Systems
    This service provides in-home 24-hour electronic alarm systems that enable homebound persons to summon emergency help.
  • Employment Services
    Provides opportunities for older adults to explore employment options.
  • Financial Assistance
    Counseling on financial management, prescription drug programs, Social Security benefits, food stamps, energy assistance and the like.
  • Government Assisted Housing
    Offers rent subsidized housing.
  • Home Delivered Meals
    Provides meals (Meals on Wheels) for the homebound.
  • Home Health Services
    Provides help with activities such as changing wound dressings, checking vital signs, cleaning catheters and providing tube feedings.
  • Home Modification
    Aid in renovations to increase the ease of use, safety, security and independence in the home.
  • Home Repair
    Programs that help keep housing in good repair, such as roofing, plumbing and insulation, in order to avoid major problems.
  • Information and Referral/Assistance
    Specialists provide assistance and links to available services and resources.
  • Legal Assistance
    Advice and representation for certain legal matters such as government program benefits, tenant rights and consumer problems.
  • Nursing Facilities
    A skilled center equipped to handle individuals with 24-hour nursing needs, post-operative recuperation, complex medical care demands as well as chronically-ill individuals who can no longer live independently; facilities may be freestanding or part of a senior community.
  • Personal Care
    Provides assistance to functionally impaired individuals with bathing, dressing, walking, eating, supervision, emotional security, and housekeeping.
  • Respite Care
    This service offers a break for caregivers who provide ongoing supervision and care of a person with a functional impairment.
  • Retirement Communities
    A facility that offers seniors combined housing, services and health care while allowing them to enjoy a private, residential lifestyle of independence and assurance of long-term health care.
  • Senior Center Programs
    Offers a variety of recreational and educational programs for older adults.
  • Shared Housing
    An organized shared-housing-network where seniors can share their home, or the home of another.
  • Telephone Reassurance
    Regular contact and safety checks to homebound seniors and disabled persons by trained volunteers.
  • Transportation
    Provides services for older adults or persons with disabilities who lack private transportation or who are unable to utilize public transportation.
  • Volunteer Services
    Opportunities for older adults to provide telephone reassurance, friendly visits, insurance counseling and more.