Senior Resources

  

 

 

Caregiving Assistance & Support Groups

Support groups bring together people who are coping with similar issues and concerns. Usually there is a facilitator/organizer who coordinates the meetings and helps the group focus on important issues. 

The Dept of Senior Citizen Affairs coordinates monthly support groups for caregivers of the frail elderly in Long Beach and Elmont. For dates, times, etc call (516) 227-8900

Also call the following agencies to learn about the support groups that they offer: 

  • Five Town Senior Center 124 Franklin Place, Woodmere, NY (516) 374-4747
  • Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Center 59 Clinton Ave, Rockville Centre, (516) 366-6610  or
  • JCC of Greater Five Towns 207 Grove Street, Cedarhurst, NY (516) 569-6733
  • Many other groups exist in schools, churches, synagogues, libraries, etc. Call Nassau County Dept of Senior Citizen Affairs for additional information (516) 227-8900

 

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. It is estimated that upwards of 10 million seniors are abused each year. Our mission is simple, to be the top online resource educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust. https://www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com/


Caregiving Resources:

Nassau County Dept of Senior Citizen Affairs 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale, NY (516) 227-8900 conducts information and educational activities relevant to cargiving and has a library of resource materials.

Project Independence located in the Town of North Hempstead, Please Call (516) 8696311 for information

Buyer’s Guide to Medical Alert Systems https://www.moneysavingpro.com/medical-alert-systems/.

Adjustable Bed Guidehttps://www.consumeraffairs.com/furniture/adjustable-beds/

 


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Counseling

Accepts Medicare: Helen Beegel, LCSW Counseling and Advocacy for Seniors, (516) 244-629

DrugRehab.com, a web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and related mental health issues.


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Dental Health

Low Cost or Free Dental Care

Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery: 630 W 168th St, NYC (212) 305-5665

NYU College of Dentistry: 345 E. 24th St. NYC (212) 998-8900 for informaton

Stonybrook State University of New York School of Dental Medicine: Rockland Hall Health Science Center, Stonybrook (631) 632-8989


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Financial Services

Financial Planner: Marie Cantone – Specializes in Special Needs Families (631) 433-0656


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Health Services

www.consumerdangers.com - Strives to provide a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about defective drugs and medical devices that can potentially cause harm and even death.

The Best Medical Alert Devices http://www.reviews.com/medical-alert-systems

www.wnylc.com/health  Information on public health insurance programs in New York State

www.ny-assisted-living.org/consumer/faq.htm  Definitions of Adult Homes/Assisted Living, how they are paid for

www.newlifestyles.com  Guide to senior housing and care

www.carepathways.com  Information and services – senior care, housing options and nursing home ratings and rankings

www.intercountyhealth.com  Information on long term nursing care or short term rehabilitation

h.state.ny.us  Information on certified home health agencies, long term home health care programs, hospice care providers, licensed home care services agencies, hospitals, physicians, adult homes, assisted living and nursing homes

www.nahc.org  National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) – for locating and information on home care and hospice agencies

www.medicare.gov  For comparing nursing homes and home health agencies

www.ipro.org  For comparing hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies

www.jointcommission.org/GeneralPublic/Choices/  Helps you choose ambulatory care, assisted living, behavioral  health care, health plans, home care and hospice, hospital, laboratory service and long term care

www.cms.hhs.gov/CertificationandComplianc/  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ranking of nation's poor-performing nursing homes

www.ucomparehealthcare.com  Free reports help you find, research and compare hospitals, nursing homes and doctors

www.caremanager.org  National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers  

www.crdli.org  The Community Resource Database of Long Island (CRDLI) is a free, online directory of health, human service, and education agencies and programs on Long Island – services for children, teens, adults, families, and seniors in both Nassau and Suffolk counties

www.hhs.gov/aging/index.html  The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers miscellaneous information on aging

www.aarp.org/family/caregiving  Caregiving resources, useful worksheets and checklists

www.Mesotheliomasymptoms.com  The elder community is currently the most at risk for the development of Mesothelioma. They are there to support those who have been exposed along with spreading the overall awareness for the disease. 

www.malpracticecenter.com  A new group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence. Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a healthcare provider in which the treatment provided falls below the proper standard of practice in the healthcare community. 

 


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Long Term Care Insurance and
General Long Term Care Information

www.planaheadny.com  This site is sponsored by New York State and gives a general discussion of long-term care insurance

www.ins.state.ny.us/lntmcare.htm  NYS Insurance Department – Basic information about long-term care insurance: charts of companies that offer the policies and the types of policies offered; and a comparison tool that gives sample premiums based on age and other factors)

tc.org  NYS Partnership for Long-Term Care – Information on long-term care policies that will allow NY residents to protect some or all of their assets by combining a long-term care policy with extended Medicaid coverage)

www.longtermcare.gov  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information)


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Legal

Nassau-Suffolk Law Services, 1 Helen Keller Way, Hempstead, NY 11550, (516) 292-8100
Law Services is a non-profit agency that serves thousands of low income, disabled, and elderly clients throughout Long Island, with offices in Hempstead, Islandia and Riverhead — their services range in everything from Landlord-Tenant Court, to their Mental Health Clinic, Senior Clinic, Bankruptcy Clinic, and Chid Support Unit (just to name a few!). 


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Low Vision Resources

FreedomScientific.com  St Petersberg, Florida, (800) 444-4443 – Computer Software that enables all information on the computer to be read aloud

Jaws Software and CC TV Reader – Autofocus machines for reading, (800) 598-0635

MaxiAides.com  (800) 522-6294 – Catalog to provide aides for independent living


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Volunteer Opportunities

National Senior Service Corp: (800) 424-8867  1201 New  and make a new friend!! You really can impact someone else's life! As a participant in the Senior Companion Program, you give individaul care to other seniors who need assistance with shopping, transportation or just companionship. Volunteers receive small paychecks, other benefits and lots of satisfaction!

Other Senior Volunteer Programs thru the National Senior Services Corp include:

  • Share your lifetime of business expertise with a new nonprofit organization
  • Become a mediator 
  • Workshops
  • Consultants – Call the telephone number listed above!


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