Resources

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A

Adult Day Care
National Adult Day Services Association – NADSA
What to Look for in an Adult Day Service Provider

Advanced Directives
Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning Death with Dignity Act
Five Wishes, Aging with Dignity  – also available at any Lutheran Hospice office 
American Bar Association Advance Care Planning Toolkit

Aging Services
Administration on Aging (AoA)
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
American Society on Aging (ASA)
Home Accommodation Cost Guide for People with Physical Disabilities
LeadingAge national website for non-profit aging service providers
LeadingAge South Carolina South Carolina non-profit aging service providers
Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA)
National Council on the Aging (NCoA)
Planning Your Doctor Visit
Seniors’ Guide to Aging at Home Safely and with Dignity 
South Carolina Access – Aging and Disability Information Searchable database of services in South Carolina
The National Aging in Place Council 

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Alzheimer’s Associationnational website; browsers can then find state offices
Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina
South Carolina Alzheimer’s Respite Voucher
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
South Carolina Alzheimer Support Groups

Arthritis
Arthritis Foundation

Assistive Living
Assisted Living Cost Calculator
South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes (SCARCH)

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C

Cancer
American Cancer Society

Caregivers/Caregiving
American Red Cross – Family Caregiving
Caregiver Magazine
Caregiver Respite grant – Midlands Council on Government Information for caregivers along with respite grants and funds are available through this office.
Family Caregiver Advocates
Managing Stress When Giving Care
National Alliance For Caregiving
National Association of Home Care National Family Caregiver Association
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
National Family Caregiver Support Center
South Carolina Alzheimer Support Groups
South Carolina Alzheimer’s Respite Voucher

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D

Diabetes
Diabetes Association

Driving and Older Adults
The Older and Wiser Driver (AAA Foundation)
Driver Safety Program (AARP)

Drug Assistance – see Medication Assistance

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E

End of Life – see also Hospice and Advanced Directives

Exercise
Benefits of Swimming for Seniors
Exercise and Fitness Over 50
Exercise for Seniors
Swimming and Osteoporosis

Eye Care
Eye Care America

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F

Federal Government
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services – CMS (formally Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) – information about Medicaid, Medicare

Financial Planning
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

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G

Grandparents
AARP Grandparent Information Center
Safety Tips when Grandchildren Visit

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H

Health Related Information
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Medline Plus – Free, comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date health information from the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health.

Heart Diseases, Stroke
American Heart Association, SC Chapters

Home Health
Home Health Compare

Hospice
Carolina Center for Hospice and End of Life Care
Lutheran Hospice

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I

Insurance
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
Long Term Care Insurance Information – Consumer Law Page
Long Term Care Insurance Information – AARP

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J

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K

Kidney
Kidney Foundation of South Carolina

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L

Leukemia
Leukemia Society of America

Lung
American Lung Association

License Plate/Placard (handicapped) form for South Carolina
Handicapped License Plate/Placard form for SOUTH CAROLINA

Long Term Care Insurance
Avoiding Fraud When Buying Long Term Care Insurance
Consumer Guide to Long Term Care Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance Information – AARP
Long Term Care Insurance Programs

Lutheran Organizations
South Carolina Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church In America
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

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M

Medicaid
Medicaid for South Carolina

Medicare
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services – CMS (formally Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)
Medicare Cost Overview

Mental Health
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

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N

National Health Decisions Day
National Heath Care Decisions Day Public Resources

Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Compare

Nutrition
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs

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O

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P

Parkinson Disease
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

Prescriptions and Prescription Assistance
Generic Drugs: The Unadvertised Brand

Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors
Guide to Medicare Preventive Services and Screenings 
Preventing Falls Among Seniors

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Q

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R

Respite-
Caregiver Respite grants – Midlands Council on Government Information for caregivers along with respite grants and funds are available through this office.
Respite Checklist
South Carolina Alzheimer’s Respite Voucher

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S

Social Security
Social Security Administration

South Carolina Resources – Statewide
AARP South Carolina
Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina
American Heart Association, SC Chapters
Bureau of Long Term Care Services (LTC)
Caregiver Respite grant – Midlands Council on Government Information for caregivers along with respite grants and funds are available through this office.
Handicapped License Plate/Placard form for South Carolina
Kidney Foundation of South Carolina
Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging
Medicaid for South Carolina
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
Parkinson Support Groups, South Carolina
South Carolina Access – Aging and Disability Information
South Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups
South Carolina Alzheimer’s Respite Voucher

South Carolina Area Agencies on Aging
South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes
South Carolina Department of Social Services
South Carolina Geriatric Education Center
South Carolina Information Highway Comprehensive directory of South Carolina information and resources.

South Carolina Resources – Midlands
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group

Stroke
American Stroke Association, SC Chapters

Support Groups
Parkinson Support Groups, South Carolina
South Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Support Groups
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group

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U

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V

Veteran’s
Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs

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W

Women
Office of Women’s Health – US Food and Drug Administration

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X

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Y

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Z

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