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Discharge Planning

  • Contains an interactive map with caregiver resources in each state. Can be used to easily locate the numbers for the Area Agency on Aging, disease-specific support groups, and other state programs.
  • Contains guides and checklists for family caregivers to assist with discharge planning. Has a drop down in which the advocate or caregiver can specify the current care setting and the intended discharge disposition to find suitable information and guides.
  • A nonprofit website with information on Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), rebates, coupons, copay assistance, etc. to help with the cost of medications.
    800-503-6897
  • An educational website with a variety of articles operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
  • Meals on Wheels main website which allows you to find local programs.
    888-998-6325
  • The official U.S. Government site for Medicare which includes guides to find and compare doctors, nursing homes, hospitals, home health services, etc.
  • An alphabetical listing of all the states with links to their respective Long Term Care Ombudsman webpage.
  • The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.
    The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.
    800-677-1116